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VIJAYAWADA - MALLESWARASWAMY AALAYAM

In this holy pilgrim centre, as famous as Triputi, there are many Sivaalayas, in addition to the most ancient Malleswaraswamy Aalayam, lying just opposite Kanakadurga Aalayam on the Indrakiladri Parvatha, drenched eternally by the holy water of river Krishna. This temple is housing in addition to Saivate deities, beautiful Utsavamurtis kept in Addala Mantap lying adjacent to Navagrah mandir. The Sivalinga is about three feet in height and lifts the souls with its exquisite floral decoration and sparkling polish. It is said to have been installed by Agasthya and called it Jayasena. There are scores of legends woven round this potent murti; who demonstrated miracles numerous and emancipated the adorers under circumstances curious. Historical proof found in abundance reveals the splendor of the Lord and bends heads for soulful adoration. The Bhramaramba Malleswaraalayam said to have been built by Brahma goes by another name of old Sivaalaya and contains many adorable gods, like Vinayaka, Satyanarayana, Koteswara, Chandramouliswara, Balaji, Subrahmanyaswami, in addition to a big Sivalinga. Another shrine built at the foot of the Indrakila hills is called Vijayeswara Aalaya, believed to be the place, where Arjuna did penance and got Pasupata from Siva. The carvings on the walls illustrate this episode and it is said to have been built by Dharmaraja. It is because of this, Vijayawada got its present name. In Yanamalakuduru lying at the extreme end of municipal limits, there lies' another temple built for Siva and is going by the name of Ramalingeswaraswamy. Belief is current that this hill temple was built by Parasuram, and there lived on this hill once, one thousand munishermits, and on account of that, it was popularly known Veyimunula kurudu, which later became Yenamalakuduru. In all these regular prayer services are carried on with unbounded fervour, but Durga Malleswaraswamy is luring a steady stream of pilgrims as it is the most ancient one connected it with Brahma, who adored the Sivalinga with Jasmine flowers and hence the name Malleswaraswamy.

All these Aalayas and about another half a dozen dedicated to Siva are in the city limits, accessible by the city bus service.

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