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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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ANNAVARAM

THE VRATA

It an be said with great certainty that this is prime cause of the rapid growth and universality of the temple. Much about it is said in the Skandapurana in all details, like the aim for propitiation, method of initiation, eligibility, time, rituals etc. It beings with the origin and necessity of Satyanarayana Vratha. According to it Srimannarayana will incarnate in Kaliyuga as Sri Satyanarayanaswamy to lift mankind from worries and problems gnawing at its vitals. He goes by the names of Satyadeva or Sri Satya, and by invoking and worshipping him soulfully one is rid of sins, and reaps all the worldly pleasures- acquires wealth, gains strength and earns spiritual contentment. And makes a steady, rapid progress, in profession, industry, education, besides obtaining santanaprapti to the barren, and manssanti to the star-crossed and down-trodden. The procedure prescribed to worship him systematically goes by the name of the Vratam. It has a method and imposes certain restrictions. Normally the prospective bhaktas propitiate the Lord at the temple first, where the priests with elaborate procedure and due rituals initiate them into the mysteries of mahamantra - potent chant. It puts into practice the Vishnu Sahasranama, the efficacious mantra of all. It was first administered to Yudhishtara by Bhishma pitamaha, the redoubtable immortal hero of Mahabharata.

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