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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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Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

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In addition to the above, we have the various inscriptions of the various Hindu kings who have donated offerings to the temples and which are recorded in the epigraphs to be found in the temples and these give us valuable historical data
regarding the temples.

In the case of the temples of Andhra, the main shrine is generally situated in the centre of the temple, and the other accessory buildings stand inside a rectangular enclosure. At the eastern enclosure is always a lofty ‘gopura’ which is seen generally from miles apart even. The tower over the main shrine is called the ‘Vimana’ and is generally ornamented with plaster fugures right up to the top.
The inner shrine is called the ‘Garbha Griha’, which is enclosed in a circular or square buildings, leaving a covered ‘Pradakshina patha’ for the devotees to go around. In front is a passage or what is called the ‘Ardha mantapa’. The Ardha mantapa’ is square or rectangular with a tower on the sides.

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