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Temples & Legends Of Andhra Pradesh
Index of Andhra Pradesh

Kulapati's Preface

Author - Shri. N . Ramesan On Temples
Srisailam

Ahobalam

Alampur Lepakshi
Tadpatri Mahanandi
Tirupati Kalahasti
Chezerla

Amaravati

Mangalagiri Vijayawada
Akiripalli Draksharama
Kotipalli Annavaram
Simhachalam Arasavalli
Srikurmam Bhadrachalam
Yadagiri Vemulavada
Dharmapuri
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

MANGALAGIRI

Later on Lord Vishnu in the aspect of Lakshmi Narasimha killed the great demon called Namuchi with his Chakra and installed himself on this hill.. The popular legend is that the offerings to this Lord were, honey in Kitayuga, ghee in Dwaparayuga, milk in Tretayuga, and Panaka or jaggery water in this Kaliyuga. This offering of Panaka is made even now, by pouring the offering into the mouth of the Lord with a Sankha or a conch and only half of the quantity is accepted by the Lord while the rest is left to the devotee as prasada. The mountain Mangalagiri itself appears in an elephant's shape and the t6mple is situated just at the mouth. The two peculiarities of the temple are that the offering of jaggery water is made, and that too directly into the mouth of the Lord, and secondly that there is no other idol in the temple except that of Lord Narasimhaswamy, whose face alone is sculptured in the hill itself.

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