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Alimelu Mangapuram Basara
Sri Sailam Srikalahasti
Kattamaisamma Ujjaini Mahakali
Yellamma Pithapuram
Balachamundika Devi Vijayawada - Kanakadurga
Draksharamam Ryli
Trisakti Mandapalli
Vemulavada Kanakadurga Vemulavada Sitala Devi
Mushtipalli Panagallu
Bekkerapalli Rangapur
Pattepur Muktyal
Nadigadda Nandavaram
Ahobalam Somapalam
Kadir Mahanandi
Penugonda Jonnawada
Alampur Hanumakonda
Mantralaya Kuppam
Sri Gangamma Kaliamma


Puttaparthi Kolleru - Durga
Ganderu Penuganchiprolu
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The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
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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
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Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
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Mother Padmavathi 's shrine lies to the left and is the first of the triology of temples. The garbha griha and mukha mandapa are vast and superb. The Mother's icon is made of black granite and is masterly chiseled to perfection. She gives drasan in sitting posture and faces east. The glorious decoration made with dazzling diamond studded necklaces and big size colourful garlands heighten the splendour of her enchanting visage and bends the heads of the devotees in veneration, the moment they come into her magnetic aura. The icon of processional deity is a piece of superb craftsmanship that raises hands in veneration. But here too one is allowed to view the Mother's glistening face, but for a feeting second as at Tirumala due to unmanageable long queue of bhaktas waiting for darsan.

Agamic worship is offered with elaborate rituals. Porjodiaal festivals like Karthika Brahmotsav, Float festival etc., are celebrated on a scale that defy description; on the last day of Brahmotsav costly presently in the form of Jewels, Sarries, etc., come from Tirumala Carried all the way from up hills on the elephant back. An important miss not festival and lakhs congregate and participate with peity coupled with the gaiety which can only be seen than heard, or read. 

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