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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
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DRAKSHARAMAM

THE TEMPLE

This august sanctum is built in the centre of town and has three massive prakaras with entrances on four sides. Normally devotees enter through the Southern gate with a high pagoda over it. The courtyard here is vast and houses many minishrines and the temple office too. It is in the second prakara the devotees see a cluster of mantapas adorned with several adorable deities like Dunduganapathi, Virupaksha, Nataraja, Saptamatrukas, Mahishasura Mardini, Anjaneya, Subrahmanya, Chaturmukha Brahma, Vatukabhairava, Astadikpalakas, Navagrahas, Chandiswar, Suryeswar etc. The architecture of this temple dates back to 14th century, when the ruling kings particularly Anavema Reddy from Reddy dynasty beautified it with several additions, renovations and the like. Inscriptions and epigraphical details narrate the successive line of donors, who strove to raise the glory of this shrine by munificent donations and endownments till it was taken ever by the State Government. Realising its former glory and its present decadence, the Department of Archeology has undertaken it to renovate it. So it is now a protected monument slowly emerging to reach its former splendour, yet the progress is slow to speak the truth.

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About Draksharamam
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Antiquity
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