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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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SRISAILAM

The Sthalamahatmyam of the temple has a very interesting story, regarding the origin of the temple, where a princess called Chandravati who was the daughter of a Gupta King called Chandragupta, is said to have offered daily a garland of Jasmine flowers to the God in Srisailam and eventually married him. This legend embodied in the Sthalamahatmyam is partly represented in detail in one of the stone records of the 16th century in this temple.

"Years ago, there lived a princes named Chandravati who was the daughter of a rajah who ruled from the Chandragupta patnam, on the northern bank of the Krishna River. Her father was a valiant warrior who used to be absents from his courting quite often due to his other pre-occupations. The Princes Chandravati grew up into a beautiful maiden. She was very pious and devoted by nature and due to a domestic calamity, she went to the forest of Srisailam on the southern side of the river for prayer and penance. She took nothing with her except faithful herdsmen and some cattle.

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