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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

In the next life, he was born as a spider and lived among the branches of a banyan tree nearby the temple in this kshetra. He was endowed with bhakti instincts, due to the gifting of cloth to that Saivate devotee in his past life, and he knew it in full. So, to expiating the sins of past life, he began worshipping the Sivalinga by adorning it with beautiful web made of the threads coming from its stomach. Besides regular mental devotion, this weaving of excellent web around Siva linga making it resemble the abode of Lord Maheswar in Kailas went on for long. The Lord was much pleased with its tenacity and decided to put it to test. He caused the beautiful web burnt away one day. Unable to extinguish the fire, and failing to safeguard its handicraft, it immolated at once. Pleased with its bhakti, the Lord granted speech and original shape to it. Before merging with the Lord - Sayujya mukti, it requested the Lord to name the place after him. It was granted. Hence the addition of Sri to Kalahasti. The lowest insect was elevated, and made eligible for the highest of muktis. Nothing sinks down in the ocean of Maheswar's compassion. That is his glory!

 

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