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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

The Puranic conception of the hills is that they represent the body of Adisesha on which Lord Vishnu, the Protector of the world is said to rest. The seven hills of Tirupati are said to represent the seven hoods of Adisesha on which Venkata - chalapati dances, and Adisesha, with his several coils, denotes limitless time as a cosmic concept.

It is generally believed that in some hilly and sacred centres, the Supreme Spirit, the Paramatma makes a manifestation Suo Moto without any initial invocation and such a shrine is known as ‘Swayam-vykta’ or self-manifest God. The foremost instance of this is the shrine of Sri Venkateswara in Tirupati. According to the Visistadvaita system of Philosophy of Sri Ramanuja, who was the patron saint though it is universal, still has to have a seat, which is called Sri Vaikuntam. In Vaikuntam, every thing is good, and there is all knowledge and no ignorance. This centre of centres of the divine is Tirupati. Srivaikuntham is the place manifest as Tirupati Hills and the Parabrahman is the Lord manifest as Lord Venkateswara.

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