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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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Bengal

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Somanatha

TADPATRI

There is a Rangamantapa covered with forty pillars in the Vijayanagar style of architecture. Beyond the Rangamantapa is the Mukhamantapa, in which, all the scenes of the Ramayana commencing from Putrakameshti Yagna of Dasharatha to the Pattabhisheka of Sri Ramachandra are carved. The scene of reconciliation of Rama and Sita is especially a beautiful piece of architecture. It depicts the Devatas on the west, the Vanaras on the east, and in between, Agni as testifying to the sanctity of Sita; and Rama and Sita standing hand in hand. On the southern and western walls of the temple, scenes from the Bhagavata, depicting the life of Sri Krishna and his Leelas are sculptured. We have also, rare sculptural specimens of the various Avataras of Lord Vishnu. One particularly interesting piece of sculpture is that of Lord Narasimha, not in his usual posture of killing Hiranyakasipu on his thigh, but shown as wrestling with him. The sculpture of Vamanavatara is also a beautiful one, showing one foot on the head of Bali, and the other compassing the entire universe.

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