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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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SESHACHALA LEGEND

According to Bhavishyottara Purana, once it appears, there arose a dispute between Adisesha - the king of serpents and Vayu - the God of Wind over the question of superiority - who between the two was mightier. Strange it was, and when it grew hottest, both agreed for an open and instant demonstration of their inherent strength. According to the agreement, the Wind God, to prove his superior might must blow off the thousand peaks of Meru mountain covered all over by Adisesha with its thousand hoods. The Wind-God with all his might blew fast with such incredible velocity that the earth began shivering, but the grip of Adisesha over the peaks was so tight and strong that the Wind - God fell on the ground in a heap. Evidently Adisesha was mightier. Then something happened there that turned the tables against Adisesha. The Wind - God thus fell down rose up again, and with redoubled strength and speed blew fast, when Adisesha was just raising his head in jubilation over Victory. And his grip too was light then. Alas! a few peaks blown off by the Wind - God fell in far off places. One among those peaks fell on the Nallamalai Hills, and it was called Seshachala. Whether the contest ended thus was final, or they ceased their further trials or not, one thing it established-the Venkatachala was integral part of Meruparvatha, and it partook the sanctity of that famous holy Mount.

And in Kaliyuga it is called Venklatachala. The name is pregnat with rich meaning and embodies several soul- lifting episodes also. The name Venkatachala can be split up into three distinct and different words, like Ven+Kata+chala. Here'Ven' stands for sins, 'Kata' for the act of burning and 'achala' for hill. Taken together, it is the holy spot that removes sins and confers mukti. The other august name, Tirumala is a Tamil word, which means a hill that bestows Aiswarya. Hear me now, the time of action that takes us to the bygone past, and Kalahasti is in the scene of action for this amazingly astounding story.

 

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