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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
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

TIRUPATI

As the shrine of Lord Venkateswara is one of the most celebrated shrines in India, a few of the Puranic legends, which are well known, are given below:

The Puranic legend on the above is contained in the Brahmanda Purana, in which, the sport of the Lord in hunting in the forests, and in killing Vrishabhasura is described. Vrishabhasura was a great Bhakta of Siva, and was living in South Tirupati, and was giving trouble to the Rishis etc. Suddenly one day he found a hill growing up, and Vrishabbasura, thinking that it must be the result of some magic, wanted to give battle to whoever it was that created that hill. He therefore went in search of the creator of the hill, and found the Lord who was hunting in the forests of the hill, and mistook him for the creator of the hill and started giving battle. The Lord with the help of Vishwaksena destroyed the entire army of Vrishabhasura. There upon Vrishabhasura created a second huge army through his Maya, and himself disappeared into it. The Lord thereupon began to attack that army with his Chakra. Vrishabhasura then understood that it was Lord Narayana who was his opponent and, being a good Bhakta, thought that death at the hands of the Lord would lead him to salvation. There fore he prayed that the Lord should kill him.

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