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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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The main entrance of the Navabrahma group lies at the extreme North; there is provision for passage round the shrine for making Pradakshana in the fortress like Prakara. The archamurthis of the Navabrahmas - Balabrahma, Kumarabrahma, Arkabrahma, Virabrahma, Tarakabrahma, Garudabrahma, Swargabrahma and Padmabrahma are Sivalingas only. The nine aspects of Brahma are adored thus. This uniqueness surprises one and all. The Jogulabma is the principal goddess worshipped here, and she is one of the eighteen forms of Sakti. She is equated with Kasivisalakshi in all aspects, and is enshrined in a grand shrine, built in the agneya direction. She is a synonym for Parvathi. The Bala Brahmeswaraswamy is the Presiding Deity, and according to tradition, Brahma did penance for centuries and was conferred the powers of creation by this deity. Several episodes from the Sthalapurana are artistically carved on walls and ceilings. Their visual appeal is great, and acquaints the visitors with the greatness of the temples.

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