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KONDAPAKA - SIVAALAYAM

This place claims two Aalayas - one for Siva and another for Sri Rama. The huge Sivalinga called Mahalinga found here, is supposed to have been brought from Kasi itself. But unfortunately, it was neither installed, nor has an Aalaya built matching its sacrosanct history. It is believed that there are fourteen more Sivalingas awaiting regular worship, but they could not. That is a mystery which the mysterious Mahadeva alone knows. In the other Aalayas also there are Sivalingas receiving regular worship.

The queerness deserving mention is, that the Ramaalaya enshrines one big Sivalinga and prayers are offered to it according to Saivagamas, where as in Ramaalaya, normally Vaishnava sampradaya is followed. Mysterious are the sports of the Gods! Imagination courts failure and explanation bending its head expresses its inability!!

This lies in the village of Kondapaka at 12 km off Siddhipet of Medak district of Andhra pradesh.

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