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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

ANTIQUITY

Though the legend has its beginning in Vaikunta at the Mahadwara of the Lord's Chamber, when the sentinels -Jaya Vijaya barred the entry of Santakumars, the entire drama was enacted in Bhuloka in the region lying amidst Nallamalai Hills. The present Ahobalam was the capital of Hiranyakasipu's kingdom. With the queer boon of not meeting death by any person Surasuras or man or beast; at any time -day or night; any place - on the earth, in the sky and over the water, he proclaimed his exalted creed -"Ahambrahmasmi - I am the highest" -- the most heinous sacrilegious dogma and started propagation. With total submission, all implemented it in absolute tight-lipped silence. But not his son, the darling boy, only five years old in physical age, but centuries in spiritual. He opposed it tooth and nail. The power-intoxicated could not brook opposition, be it from his nearest. So -ordered his men, experts in cruelty to subject him to torture till he repeated and accepted his creed. So the urchin was subjected to a series of agonizing torments, like throwing from the highest peak; trampling by elephant, shutting in snake chamber, thrusting poison down the throat, frying on the pan, and dipping in sea with a mountain on head; but to no effect. The devotion-dipped soul brushed aside saying that his is tadaivam Sri Mahavishnu is the only Highest and He alone to be adored, and is seen everywhere and ever present in all the created.

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