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Invocation Introduction
Preparation Padayatra
Srivari Paduka Mandap Mahadwar
A Mysterious Boulder Open Air Mandir
Gali Gopuram The Sanctury
The Legend Of Seven Hills Itinerary
Tirupathi Tourist Information
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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SRIVARI PADUKA MANDAP

Coming up and walking a short distance, we reach the Srivari Padala Mandap. It is a single Cell Mandir with provision for pradakshina. There lies in the rectangular spacious hall, a small chamber containing many images of the most adorable gods buffeting Balaji's image. Look! there is an oddity there that surprises a little. There are some big size pairs of leather and metal padukas of Balaji regarded as very sacred, and they confer merit, if carried on head round that small mandir. The priest sifter waving karpura harati to the worshipful deities, offers them to the intending bhaktas to make pradakshana of the chamber, collecting money. There is no specific fee for this seva, nor is it compulsion. It is left to the option of the ascending pilgrims, yet almost all orthodox devotees offer this ritualistic prayer service."

" A good opportunity for us, particularly to my parents. We wish all to perform this scared ritual too."

 

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