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Pancharama Kshetras
Pancharama Kshetras Introduction
Amaravathi Draksharamam
Palakollu Samalkota
Bhimavaram
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
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
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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AMARAVATHI - AMARAMAM

Antiquity

Its glory rises from the fall of a big chunk of Amritalinga worn on the . person of Tarakasura, when scattered into places by the potent spear of Subrahmanya, the Field-Marshal of Devasena. According to legend, the demon Taraka on obtaining potential boons from Lord Siva after ghora tapas, turned a veritable yama to mortals and immortals too. His unbridled and unending danava krityas made life unendurable to people. The Suras, along with devout and reverent devotees experienced narakabadha with their physical bodies still living, instead of undergoing it in yamaloka. Gods tortured and taunted day in and day out, braved war against Taraka, or course, under the instigation of Devendra, .whose existence proved a living death. But to what effect? They were no match to that formidable demon. So were beaten black and blue and routed to the last. Fleeing from the war-field, they came to Dhanyakataka and lived for some time. On account of their living there for a short period, it was given the appropriate name of Amaravathi -- the place amaras. By fits and starts the battle went on; but everytime, Taraka was emerging victorious; so devas to stage a retreat to Danyakataka.

 

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