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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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ARCHAMURTHY

Thus this majestic image combines in itself the Vyakta Vishnu, visible with Mahalakshmi on the right chest and Srivatsa symbol on the left along with conch and disc; the Vyaktavyakta - Siva represented by Nagabharana and jats, and the Avyakta - Brahma, but unmanifest. This singularity of the archamurthi thus presents all the three facts, and succeeds in convincing all sections of people that He is Trinity in unity, displaying inseparable oneness among the Trio Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. yet there is another belief that this enticing icon was that of Balatripurasundari Devi, called Bala shortly, and hence 'Balaji' widely used and popularly known to the Northerners. That 'ji' to Bala, of course, signifies reverence. But with the advent of Ramanuja, the claims of disputants for Para - Siva, Para - Vishnu and Sakti were hushed into silence; and it emerged as Sri Venkateswara. Naturally this consecrated image enkindles genuine devotion in the totality of humanity, from the lowest commonality to the highest royalty, and assures that absolute refuge in Him is the only royal road for bliss. In addition to this breathtaking mulavigrah, there are four more Venkateswara icons made of metal. They are Utsava Vigrah - processional diety called MalayappaSwamy, Bhoga Srinivasa Vigrah; Koluvu Srinivasamurthy and finally Ugra Srinivasa Murthy and are kept for public view of different occasions. Together with there are in the Garbhagriha itself the images Sri Rama, Srikrishna and Chakrathalvar.At the feet of Mula Vigraha, Kautuka - a silver idol is installed to which abhisheka etc. are offered everyday. To complete they arc as it were it is believed that the sacred river Viraja is flouring perennially under the sacrosanct feet of the Lord. So there is nothing wrong in proclaiming that such symbolic representation sanctity and mode of worship are no where to be found on earth nor parallel is going to be established by any at any point of time, says the priest. 

 

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