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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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According to Sthalapurana, this holy river originally was flowing off the temple under the name of Uttaravahini, but at the behest of Agasthya it changed its course and has been flowing touching the temple walls for the benefit of the pilgrims. When Agasthya visited with his wife Lopamudra and stayed here during his paryatana in the Andhra Pradesh, he found water resources not satisfactory, and the citizens and yatris were facing hardships for bath and drinking. He then travailed further down and established a temple near Thondawada of Chandragiri mandalam. Here too the scarcity of water stared into his eyes. He then did penance and prayed to Mother Ganga to descend to these parts and flow perennially for the benefit of people and crops. Gracing him with Sakshatkar, she agreed to fulfil his desire, since his humanism was quite laudable. Forthwith she started flowing from a place now called. Anjaneyagutta, and then took the other two streams called Kalyani and Bhima into her fold. After that it flowed southwards to offer Jalabhishek to Mahadev abiding in Agastheeswaralyam, built by him. From there it moved further towards north to lift the people and rejuvenate the dying crops surrounding the Kalahasti area. Fulfilling the Agasthaya's humanitarian wish, she then joined Bay of Bengal near Vaakadu. Since then the same course is continued. In token of her granting the wish of Agasthya, there are found the holy foot prints of Mother Ganga - near the Agastheeswaralayam, the scene of Agasthya's penance. And they are being worshipped even today with great eclat on Asweeja Pournami offering several prayers. As the Ganges is flowing at the ardent prayer of that Maharshi, the water rids one of his sins, if bathed. Hence the craze for bath, particularly on two occasions - Sivaratri and Uttarayana Punyakala. To cap all, as it were, here occurs Pushkaram every year under Magha Nakshatra in the month of Magha masa. An unusual occurrence. Hence the thirtham aspect of Triputi is this kshetra. 


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