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Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
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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
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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 EPISODES OF KALA & HASTI

As these two - Kala-serpent and Hasti-elephant merged with the Lord concurrently, it becomes expediment to narrate the stories together for better rapport.

Regarding Kala - the serpent, it was a brahmin in previous birth. And was an ardent devotee at it. He lived in the Himalayas and mastered the ancient Sanskrit lore to the envy of his caste people. One day he chanced to see a Gandharva worshipping the Sivalinga with gems. On enquiry, he learnt that worshipping the Lord with gems ensures Sayujya mukti, the highest of similar ones, like Salokya - living in the same place of the Lord, Sarupya - having the same form of the Lord; Sannidhya - living in the proximity of the Lord. As Sayujya alone releases one from the vicious circle of births and deaths by merging in the Lord, he wanted it and so prayed for the life of a serpent at the time of death that alone procures as many gems as possible from the sea - the source of all kinds of gems. 

 

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