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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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BASARA

According to Sthalapurana, Vyasa chose this sublime quite place for his abode after the Kurukshetra war and settled down with disciples along with sage Suka. His presence lent special spirital grandeur to this place and it passed for a centre of learning. During his stay, he used to bring three fistful of sand from Godavari sand bed, after bath and deposit it in three heaps which they became by his tapassakti Trimurthinis-Sarada, Lakshmi and Gowri. There is a cave near the main shrine called Naraharamalya, where these three goddesses are worshipped. Another object that lures the attention of the visitors is a granite pillar that emits saptaswaras when struck with a stone. Yet one more it possesses is a tree called Oudambara at whose base are placed the sacred sandals of Datta which blesses Santanaprapti with mere touching by the barren.

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