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Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Uniqueness Sources
The Episode Of Sri Kala & Hasti
Kannappa Nayanar Siva Panchakshari Mantra
Holy Thirthas What To Adore
Sri Kalahasteeswar Mandir The Mother's Mandir
Places Historicity
Swarnamukhi... Worth Visiting
Sukhabrahmasram Kailasasram
Battinyyakona Yerupedu
Giri Pradakshanam Conveyance
Kinds Of Sevas Temple Timings
Abhishek Timings Periodical Festivals
Chief Festivals Annadana And Its Efficacy
Emblems Of Siva Siva Panchakshari Mantra
Constructive Programmes  
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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THE EPISODE OF SRI

Proper beginning should be with SRI, the first letter of the name - Sri Kalahasti. It stands for a certain spider that attained Sayujyaprapti here. The spider was the son of a pious brahmin called Satyasaka in previous birth and lived on the bank of river Tamraparni. He developed friendship with lowly weavers and spent a dissolute life, despite the heart-rending appeals by the parents to return to the Brahmin fold. Due to quirk of fate, he left his parents and went to Konkanadesa along with a weaver called Patala - a victim of incurable diseases, but was very rich. The weaver adopted and called him Karambai. He died soon leaving all his wealth to Karambai. Instant richness made his head reel. And he dissipated all the inherited in the company of unbridled characters. When thrown into ditch of penury, he repented, but to what effect? Before his death he had the good fortune of meeting a Saivate devotee, who asked him to part with a cloth to adorn the Sivalinga of his place. He obliged. That was the only merit stood to his account at the time of death; for, under the intoxication of money, he led an immoral life causing unending torments to his dependents and trusted friends.

 

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