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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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SRISAILAM

Between the Mallikarjuna temple and the eastern gateway of the courtyard are two handsome pillared halls one of which contains the Nandi. On the northern side of the temple under the shade of a 'Vata vriksha' is another shrine dedicated to Mallikarjuna, and local legends say that this shrine contains the original linga over which the black cow of the princess Chandravati gave its milk.

On the northern side of the pillared Mukhamantapa, is a little Siva temple containing a carved stone Linga called the Sahasra Linga. This famous representation of the Lord is made by the stone being divided into twenty-five facets each of the latter having a representation of forty lingas thus making a total of one thousand Lingas. The threebeaded Naga is coiled round the breast of the Linga and is mounted on a beautiful stone pedestal. A remarkable feature of this temple is that originally the stepped tower over the shrine chamber, the door frames and the eaves of the pillared hall in front of it, and the figure of the bulls etc., were all engraved in copper gilt plates and ornaments.

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