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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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After visiting this group, the pilgrims go to other group of temples lying at a short distance of a Kilometre and a half on the right bank of Tungabhadra. They are dedicated to Papanatha and the construction is attributed to Rastrakuta's munificent patronage. Among the temples, the Papaneswaraswamy Alayam is in the middle. Its architectural grandeur is comparatively less impressive, though the multipillared halls and huge mantap enshrine many adorable deities. The sculptural adornments represent many episodes. One pecularity observable here is the carving of Navagrahas on the ceiling. The Saptamatruka shrine and the niche enshrining the Mahishasura Mardini deserve visiting for offering prayers. The temples dedicated to Channakesava swamy, Suryanarayana swamy, Narasimha swamy are in the vicinity of Navabrahma Alayas and they are visit-worthy.

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