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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

Thus Hinduism teaches its devotees, that there are twin aspects of the God, with form and without form and the symbolism of the Hindu Temple is an important means to constantly keep this in mind.

Almost all the temples have Sthala Puranas, which reasonably and ingeniously furnish us explanations for the sayings in the sacred books. They give us details of the local history of the place and of the temples, and the puranic legends on which they are built. These may be said to be the legendary history of the temples and places of pilgrimage. They describe the circumstances under which the place originally acquired its sanctity, the period when it became a hallowed ground, the foundation of the first temple, the
different dynasties of the kings who worshipped the Gods, and Goddesses, the renovation done in the present age, the marvels which have resulted from the worship of the Gods etc. Thus the Sthala puranas or Mahatmas give important details about the temples from ancient history.

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