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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
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Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
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Somanatha

ON TEMPLES

The Agamas that give details regarding the rituals and other ceremonies to be performed in the temples, mention three important things of a temple, the ‘Sthala’ or the place, the ‘Tirtha’ or the sacred water and the ‘Murthy’ or the deity. They have also given particulars of trees, which are known as Sthala Vrikshas, which are
to be planted in different temples.

So far as the main shrine and Vimana goes, it can be built on three plans viz., Square or Circular or Apsidal, The Square pattern is called the ‘Sthandila’ and the Circular is called the ‘Mandala.’ These two plans are actually derived from the Vedic tradition in which two different kinds of fire alters viz., namely the ‘Ahavaniya’ and the ‘Garhaspatya’ which are square and circular in their shape, are mentioned.

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