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Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
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Invocation Introduction
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The Episode Of Sri Kala & Hasti
Kannappa Nayanar Siva Panchakshari Mantra
Holy Thirthas What To Adore
Sri Kalahasteeswar Mandir The Mother's Mandir
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Swarnamukhi... Worth Visiting
Sukhabrahmasram Kailasasram
Battinyyakona Yerupedu
Giri Pradakshanam Conveyance
Kinds Of Sevas Temple Timings
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Chief Festivals Annadana And Its Efficacy
Emblems Of Siva Siva Panchakshari Mantra
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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

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Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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GIRI PRADAKSHANAM

Here is a hoary tradition of Utsavamurtis of Kalahastheeswar and Gnana Prasunambika taken in procession round the hill, circumambulating the entire, holy region going by the name of Giri Pradakshinam. It is a star-attraction and occupies a prominent place on the temple calendar. It is celebrated twice a year - once on the immediate succeeding day of Sankranthi, and the other on the ninth day of Sivaratri Mahaparvandina. Being a gala function, thousands and thousands of persons, both locals and visitors from far off places participate with unbounded enthusiasm. Instrumental music and ceremonious splendour breaking through eyeful decoration of the archamurti heighten its significance and make it an unforgettable event by spending lavishly on illumination etc. On the way at several places, the deities halt to receive prayers from the villages, who feed and supply drinks to the participants deeming it Mahabhagyam. In the days of yore, the ruling kings starting from the temple were proceeding to welcome the processional deities on their return trip to their seats, and it was called 'Yeduruseva'. With the rule of democratic government, those age-old traditions are relegated to background. Yet, the pomp and splendour, piety and gaiety of it are still breathing life and lifting the souls of participants. It is a much-awaited event.

 

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