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Siva Temples In Andhra Pradesh
Index Vijayanagar
Surutpalli Tirupathi
Alampur Vijayawada
Talakona Kailasakona
Madanapalli Yaganti
Ravivalasa Simhachalam
Rajahmundry Palivela
Kotipalli Panchdharla
Dwaraka Tirumala Lepakshi
Ayinavolu Achanta
Umamaheswaram Kadali
Kudali Komaravelu
Kolanupaka Mukteeswaram
Mukhalingam Mogili
Ramaghattalu Warangal 
Vemulavada Mahanandi
Bikkavolu Polasa
Penukonda Pushpagiri
Palampet Pamidi
Pattisam Nidudavolu
Tondavada Kondapaka
Tadikalapudi Chejerla
Ghantasala Gudimallam
Duvva Yogimallavaram
Tadipatri Gudlur
Khammam Jonnawada
Devunigumpa Muttayikota
Hemavathi Nandikandi
Nizamabad Ryali
Chebrolu Sangam Jagarlamudi
Srikakulam Chadipirala
Viduraswartha Gopalapuram
Bekkam Meenambaram
Kaudur Kaluvakolanu
Tallapaka Kanipakam
Kaleswaram Pedakakani
Mangalagiri Chittoor
Kuppam Guntur
Proddutur Pithapuram
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VIJAYANAGAR - PAMPATTI AALAYAM

Aalayam is commonly and widely used for the place of worship in Andhra Pradesh. So, it is used for the following to give local colour.

The Vijayanagara empire is deservedly famous for its building of Aalayas and propagation of theism. Among the temples that received the emperors' munificent patronage, Pampapati Aalayam, popularly known as Virupaksha Aalayam merits reverent mention. Virupaksha is classed with the holy thirthas, which enjoins the observance of certain indispensable rituals on the orthodox visitors, like vupavasa, mundana - fasting, shaving etc. It has many legends and its sanctity and glory made it a great pilgrim centre. Many worth-seeing places, such as Rishyamuka Parvatha, Malayavana Parvatha associated with Ramayana characters, like Vali, Sugriva etc., are situated here. There are many Saivite gods - Parvati, Vinayaka, Subrahmanya installed in this temple, and the Sivalinga is known for bestowing boons on pious bhaktas liberally since inception.

The Pampapati Aalayam is a standing specimen of munificent royal patronage. A glance at it pays and elevates. So look!

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