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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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AMARAVATHI

THE ARCHAMURTHI

The Mula Virat is a tall, white vertical cylinder, made of marble, and measures fifteen feet in height and two feet in breadth. Very few are existing of this height, and even the other linga of this abnormal height found in Draksharamam is made of black stone. This white linga is quite unique. For offering abhishek, the priests have to ascend a flight of steps. There is a belief current in this part that this temple was originally Buddhist. in origin, and this linga was an Ayaka Pillar. And there are some' more evidences, like the white marble lotus medallion found in the ceiling etc. and they are of Buddhist silpa models. The vimana and other mantaps are done in the Dravidian style. Another object deserving attention and veneration here is Lord Siva's manifestation in five lingas. They are - Pranaveswara, Agasteswara, Kosaleswara, Someswara and Parthiveswara. Visitors worship them all with equal fervour and zeal.

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