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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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Bhadrachalam, What a name ! How resonant !! How somniferous!!! Aren't the components seem soaked in spirituality 'Bhadra' stands for auspiciousness and 'chalam' means mountain. It is indeed grand in composition, dignified in meaning, and tuneful in symphony. Each syllable with its drum like sound alerts even the Nidradevi-Morpheus lost in deep sleep. So, say 'Bhadrachalam' a bit aloud and see! Even the modern edition of Kumbhakarna too shaking his slumbering head a little stretches his gaze to catch a full glimpse of Sri Rama, the presiding deity of this place. That is the magic of this word, nay music of that august name. Ha! how holy is then that combination! Holier is the sanctum, and the holiest is the adored-Sri Ramachandra the celebrated Adikavi's immortal creation, who surpassed every hero, portrayed however masterly by any literary artist since the dawn of creative faculty. Its hoary antiquity, historical authenticity, religious sublimity are so entrenched in the hearts of Ramabhaktas of Andhra Pradesh that nothing flashes across their minds than this holy abode, whenever the glory of this son of Dasaratha is brought to reminiscence for reverence. None can gainsay the fact that such unique glory of this celebrated temple is heightened by the sublime devotion of Kancherla Gopanna, an illustrious mode mystic, for whose release Sri Rama descended, donning servants dress. An unexaggerated tangible truth embedded the pages of history and adorning the leaves of devotional literature of every genre in general, and lyrics in particular.

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About Bhadrachalam
You are Here! Introduction
Ramadas Episode..Pg1
Ramadas Episode..Pg2
Ramadas Episode..Pg3
Ramadas Episode..Pg4
Ramadas Episode..Pg5
Ramadas Episode..Pg6
Ramadas Episode..Pg7
The Temple..Pg1
The Temple..Pg2
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