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Temples For The Triple Sects
Author Arasavalli...
Bhimavaram Tiruchanur....
Alampur... Warangal...
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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WARANGAL - SURYANARAYANA AALAYAM

Warangal and the thousand pillared temple are so inextricably intertwined that one indispensably brings to mind the other in its entirety. They bear no separation. Theists are quite familiar of this fact, and whenever one is mentioned, the other leaps out of their lips. The thousand pillared temple is an' invaluable gift of the illustrious Kakatiya dynasty to ,the nation. It is one of the nine monumental monuments of Warangal district. Built in the shape of Star-Nakshatra, this temple is dedicated to triple deities - Siva, Vishnu and Surya and so called Trikutalayam. Its conception and construction are gigantic and unique. And it is a typical Chalukyan model built by the celebrated Kakatiya Rudra Deva in 1184 A.D. It was called Rudreswaraalayam, for, the chief reason that the builder wanted to perpetuate his glory through this sculptural marvel. The sculptors ace craftsmanship breaks through every frame of construction. And as the construction took place during the transition period of Jainism to Hinduism, there are many features bearing resemblance to Jainism. The sculptural pieces adorning the huge pillars are undoubtedly of Jain tradition and partake their conventional patterns. Among the three, only Sivaalayam is receiving worship now. The temples of Vishnu and Surya can be identified with the figures and designs chiselled on the lintels.

 

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