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The Legend Of Seven Hills
The Legend Of Seven Hills - Index Author
Introduction Vrishabhachala...
Anjanachala Legend Seshachala Legend
Venkatachala Legend Srivari Pushkarini
Varahswamy Shrine Sri Mahavishnu's...
Archamurthy
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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ANJANACHALA LEGEND

The Second peak is associated with Anjana Devi, the revered mother of Hanuman, the peerless Rambhakta of Tretayuga. His mother did penance for seven thousand years. There was an eminent Siva bhakta by name Kesari in the Tretayuga. He performed penance for centuries for the boon of a son. Gratified with his tapascharya, Lord Siva appearing before him said that he was distained to get a daughter instead of son, but that daughter would present to the world an illustrious son, who leaves behind a rare specimen of remarkable bhakta of immortal fame.

Satisfied with the pre-ordained, Kesari brought up his daughter, naming her Anjani, with such care and affection that she surpassed her father in devotion. And she was exceedingly beautiful, besides devout to the extent of enkindling emulation of bhakti in the beholders. This Anjana was wedded to a mighty Vanara by name Kesari, who was living near Prabhasa thirtha. According to the epic Ramayana, this Kesari fought singlehanded against Sankha and Sabhala, the two formidable demons in elephant forms that were subjecting the asramavasis to untold suffering. Bharadwaja, one of the distinguished sages appreciating his mighty humanist action asked him to name a boon that he would grant it anon. Kesari then asked for a son of unsurpassable physical might, and a Kamarupi - capable of taking any form at will. It was granted. The result was, the birth of Hanuman, the redoubtable hero among the Vanaras. For the birth
of such Valorous hero as son, Anjana Devi too did tapas. Its back ground too is quite awesome. She was not blessed with a child for long, though her pati was assured with a son by Sage Bharadwaja. To the despairing Anjana, Dharmadevata advised her to do penance. She began it at once and did for seven thousand years, fed on only a single fruit given to her everyday by the God of Wind. Satisfied with her penance, Lord Siva granted the boon of a celebrated son Hanuman, a by-word for Prabhubhakti. This occurred on this sacred hill, on the banks of Akasa Ganga. Hence this hill is called Anjanachala and became doubly holy for its association with Anjanadevi and Hanuman. It happened in the Tretayuga. Anjanachala, the hill acquired the name of Seshachala in Dwaparayuga and its origin also is quite queer and evokes astonishment.

 

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