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Tirupathi - Index Author
Introduction Ammavari Temple
Kodhandaramaswamy Temple
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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Here is that holy Tiruchanur, once called Sukapuri and Alarmel Mangapuram though popular as Alimelu
Mangapuram and Thiru chanurtoo. Alarmel mangapuram is a Tamil name and means a woman standing on the flower. It is an appropriate name for Mother Lakshmi, who gave darsan to Balaji on a red lotus flower after deep penance for 12 long years.

" Seems incredible- Please narrate it in detail straightaway.

" Your anxiety is quite meaningful and to the point also; So listen. Already narrated the circumstances leading to Mahalakshmi's departure from Vaikunta after Brighu Maharshis rash action. Unable to bear the pangs of separation, Mahavishnu descended to Bhuloka and wandered and wandered for days and months. Reaching Kolhapur after going through 56 countries, he worshipped Lakshmi's image in the temple set up by Agasthya . To his fortune, an arial voice one day directed him to go to Swarnamukhi river bank and do penance for 12 years worshipping Mahalakshmi with lotus flower and only then the Devi would grace her darsan and accept reunion. Forthwith he reached the then Sukapuri and dug a tank now called Padmasarovara to raise lotus flowers for daily worship.

And then prayed to Lord Suryanarayana ardently to render the lotus flowers remain in full bloom. As said by Aakasavani, Mother Mahalakshmi appeared before him on Karthika Sudha Panchami standing on a red lotus flower with two lotuses in hands. The bright, bewitching face heightened by the grandeur of two broad lotus eyes, diffusing, nectarine lusture enhanced the splendor her jaganmohanarupa, adorned with diamond decked jewels and rusting silks made Mahavishnu oblivions of the world. Seeing his emancipated and piteous visage, due to form long tapas, Mother came forward and embraced him as a mark of subsidence of her anger and readiness to get united. Heavens rejoicing over their union offered pushpavarsha, singing in praise of them to the duicet tunes of Dhundhubi. Later Mother chose to remain here for ever in the name of Padmavathi for having risen from Padma flower. 


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