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 TADIKALAPUDI - GANGESWARAALAYAM

It is an ancient Aalaya with a fascinating tale. It was originally built by Bhishma, the redoubtable Kuru Pitamaha of unparalleled valour and eminence. The Sivalinga called Gangeswara Sivalinga is Swayambhu.

It is believed that, once an ardent devotee was advised by Lord Siva to build an Aalaya for him in that sacred place itself, and if he neglected His bidding, He would grow to unusual height. Fearing evil consequence of disobedience, the people built forthwith an Aalaya and drove a nail on the top of Sivalinga to stop further growth. Siva kept up His word and the devotees were blessed for their devotion. There is another Aalaya for Sri Rama here and it is equally famous.

This lies in Tadikalapudi village at a distance of 20 km to Eluru in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

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