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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
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MANGALAGIRI

There is another temple at the foot of the hill, which traces its origin to the time of Yudhishthira the eldest of the Pandavas. In Vijayawada itself, which is eight miles from Mangalagiri, there is a hill called the Indrakila Parvata, in which Arjuna is said to have done his tapascharya, in order to obtain Pasupatha from Lord Siva. This hill Indrakila is said to be the scene of the Kiratarjuniya where Lord Siva in the form of a hunter had a fight with Arjuna. Hence there is legendary connection between Vijayawada and Mangalagiri which is very near and the five Pandava brothers. Yudhishthira is said to be the founder of this temple, and the deity here also is called Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy.

The Kshetrapalaka of this place is Sri Anjaneya. It is stated that Anjaneya wanted to follow Lord Rama to Vaikunta but the Lord advised him to stay at Mangalagiri with his blessings so that he may remain forever in the world for the Lokakalyana. Hence Sri Anjaneya is said to have taken his abode at this place.

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