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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 visit will be incomplete and merit very trivial, if the visitors miss visiting the Buddha Stupa here. It is a marvelous sculptural piece worthy of preservation in the world museum. Beauty of execution, perfection of form, delineation of emotion of the carved figures are beyond description. Seeing is elevating! An experience remains locked up in mind for ever!! Though preeminently a place of worship, it attracts all -literates or illiterates, theists or atheists, experts or sceptics by its superb excellences peeping at the viewers from the lifeless stone s it is making the living gape and gaze through out. Buddha's life depicted in stone here does more service than pages in prose or verse. It is most visit-worthy like Someswaraswamy. Before closing this part, mention must be made of Raja Sri Vasireddy Venkataswamy Naidu, a great ruler. Under extraordinary circumstances, he put to sword many Chenchus of this area, but regretted later. Yet that ruthless act was preying on his mind. His tortured mind regained its composure on a visit to this temple. Realising the sanctity of place, he shifted his capital from Chitapalli to this holy Amaravathi and devoted his, life, time, State Revenue to building and renovating temples. He glorified this place, and so is immortalised by the chroniclers. The Sathavahana Kings too strove to improve the temple during their rule, and later Vijayanagara kings, particularly Krishna Devaraya too endowed it fittingly. Inscriptions throw ample light on their contributions to make it a jewel among Siva temples of the land.

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You are Here! The Buddha Stupa
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