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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

This news reached Gopanna. Soon he launched out a modest programme of building a temple for the newly found holy images. It began rising quicker than expected, rather in tune with his theistic impulses. What little he earned and saved went into construction along with public donations. His zeal loomed larger than his means. He determined to adorn the deities with costly jewels, and the temple with architectural adornments. When the spring of his finance was completely dried he turned his eye to State Revenue collections. Huge funds to a tune of six lacs were soon diverted and consumed to quench his devotional thirst. People were profited by the big temple - Swayamvyakta archamurthi was installed, regular prayer services started; devotional activities multipied; influx of devotees increased; prosperous business achieved and endless spiritual programmes were carried on. When Gopanna's theistic fragrance wafting across the South reached the Northern parts, the saint-poet and pious minstrel Kabir, a remarkable Prohet came down to Bhadrachalam and conferred the title 'Ramadasu', on Gopanna, pleased with his highly advanced stage of Bhakti. That fame spread everywhere and reached the Muslim nobility first and royalty next. "What! Muslim funds for Hindu Gods! Gross injustice!! Open abuse of delegated powers!!! This transgression must be nipped, and the culprit must be hooked up to the gallows!!!! "These uproarious outbursts shook the tolerant ruler a bit more. Soon Gopanna was summoned and asked for explanation by the ruler, Tanisha. The ministers were mute, throughout the enquiry. Against the obvious evidence, would commission of abuse of power get any remission?" Moreover, the Muslim bigotry decided to sack him - impression him, torture him, and end him. A malicious delight! A marvelous opportunity for revenge!! So Gopanna was thrown into jail.

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