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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

ON TEMPLES

The life of the community was centered round the temples. Labor in a temple was equally divided among the inhabitants. In several mantapas of the temples, expositions on the Puranas and Itihasas were given. The Dharma Sastras were also explained there. Recitation of scriptures was also done. In some temples there were Ranga mantapas, where dances and music were inaugurated. Kings performed Tulabhara and Hiranyadana in the temples. Temples were also educational institutions where devotional songs and scriptures were sung.

Moreover all the twelve moths of the year were interspersed with various festivals, like the ‘rathotsava’, the ‘vasantotsava’ etc., and these festive occasions provided an opportunity to the people to congregate and do communal work. In some temples, the Lord is looked upon as a reigning king, and due regal honors is done to him. In the Tirupati temple for example, the almanac is read out every day before the Lord and a statement of accounts also submitted as in a royal court. Thus the temples
in our land are a unique institution, the like of which is not seen anywhere else in the world.

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