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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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It so happened that his roaming brought him to this country and he begged a Bhill -a forest-dweller for food. Asking him to wait there, he went out to hunt down some animal for the king. When he aimed at a deer, it requested him to permit it to go its babes for milking and would certainly return to become his prey after that. It added to believe its words, and would suffer like King Vilasat for the sin committed, if it did not turn up. The hunter sparing, returned to the king and reported. Wonder-struck, the king went to see the strange deer and test its veracity along with the till. The deer kept up its word came to the hunter as promised, but turned its face on seeing the king in the company of the hunter, stating that it would never see such sinner. The king realising the power of its devotion prayed to show him the way for getting rid of his sin. It directed him to go to Brahmakshetra and do tapas for getting rid of sins, and later to reconstruct the destroyed temples. It also predicted that he would be relieved, when the king's image on the stone disappear miraculously. He implemented it, and as prophesied he became once again the ruler of the same kingdom with better status, and also nearer to God for the nobler ways he followed. This story is depicted on stone in the temple, and that superb sculpture publishes incidentally the glory of the kshetra and the righteous life led by man and beast living in this area. Divinity seems exuding here from every inch of the soil, due to presence of all the highest gods. For kshethram, thirtham and daivam, particularly the presence of Brahma, there is no other pilgrim centre that comes nearer to this. It is peerless.

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