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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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SIMHACHALAM

The Sthalapurana then goes on to mention as to how the temple, which thus fell into decay, was renovated. The legend runs as follows.

In the Chandra Vamsa, there was a king called Pururavas. On account of his devotion and worship of Lord Brahma, he got as a boon a Pushpaka Vimana in which he was wandering all over the world. During his tours he came to mount Kailasa, the residence of Lord Siva with its pleasing gardens, refreshing spray of waters, and beautiful trees. KingPururavas, being enchanted with the beauty of the place, went there and sat on a boulder. Urvashi, one of the Apsaras who was then coming to Lord Siva's temple, saw Pururavas. And fell in love with him. The king also fell in love with her and they remained there for a number of years. After some time Pururavas and Urvashi got into the Pushpaka Vimana, and went south, where the king pointed out to Urvashi, the beautiful Simhadri hill, with its pleasing sight of trees and fields. They both became enamoured of the hill, and landed there. Urvashi and Pururavas thereupon decided to spend the rest of their lives there. Since they were so much taken up with the beauty of the place.

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