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The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Simhachalam Bhadrachalam
Annavaram Ryali
Mandapalli Draksharamam
Vijayawada Mangalagiri
Amaravathi Srikalahasti
Tirupati Lepakshi
Ahobalam Alampur
Mantralya Srisailam
Antarvedi Panagallu
Yadagiri Gudimallam
Basara Kotappakonda
Kaleswaram Ontimitta
Arasavilli Pithapuram
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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AHOBALAM

Here is another anecdote of bhaktas' unbounded dedication to this compassionate Lord. Tradition says that the Lord is staying here permanently of his own accord after that lokadhdharanakarya. One version is that his infatuation for Chencheeta - a local belle whom he married was so great that he became totally oblivious of Vaikunta and his former status and all. He is abiding in this hill abode since his first appearance. That is the reason why the locals especially padmasalis perform Kalayanotsavam of this Lord in such grandiose manner that the whole temple region reverberates with piety that goes hand in hand with gaiety. For, they claim that his divine consort belongs to their caste. The entire community assembles and lustily participates in the function. The peculiar custom observed then is the selection of person to perform the wedding ceremony. How to select that 'ONE' and 'WHO' to be given that privilege? They have away out and it is followed for centuries.

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