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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

There is another panel with an inscription, which says:

"This is the place where the bridegroom was brought to be shown to Himavanta."

This has a reference to the marriage of Goddess Parvati as the daughter of Himavanta with Lord Siva. Lord Siva in order to test the strength of the devotion of Parvati appeared before her in the disguise of a tottering old man, supported by Brahma and Vishnu, and presented himself to Parvati and her parents. In spite of this disguise of the Lord, Parvati was able to recognise the Lord of her dreams and worshipped him. The panel intone depicts Himavanta, with a tall head-dress, and with one hand on his daughter's shoulder, calling her attention to the distress of her mother at the prospect of her marriage with such a decrepit old man. In another inscribed panel, the bas-relief portrays Vishwakarma, the architect of the universe, with a pair of scales weighing Lord Siva in one pan, against the other entire God & in the other.

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