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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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Temples & Legends Of India
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Assam
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Somanatha

SIMHACHALAM

The temple comprises of a square shrine, surmounted by a. high tower or Gopura and Mukhamantapa with a small circular tower over it. There are also a square sixteen-pillared Mantapa, called the Natyamantapa, and a stone car drawn by two horses, enclosed by a veranda, in which there are sculptured scenes from the Vishnupurana.

Outside the enclosure and to the north of the temple, is the Kalyanamantapam with ninety-six exquisitely carved pillars with different ornamentation’s, where the Lord's Kalyana Utsava is performed on the eleventh day of the Suklapaksha, Chaitramasa in every year. There are here representations in sculpture of Lord Vishnu as Matsya and of Dhanvantri and Varuna. There are also numerous Murthis of Narasimha here.

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