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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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Gudimallam is the corrupt form of Gudipallam-a combination of two words, Gudi and pallam, standing for the temple built by Pallava kings. It is found in inscriptions as Tiruvirappambedu also. The temple called Parasurameswaralayam is built on the banks of Suvaranamukhi river. There is a fascinating tale about this place. It runs-once there was a devotee by name Parasurameswara, who was worshipping Lord Siva regularly with exceptional ardour using flowers grown in his tank nearby. The flowers were odd in shape and colours, and grand to look at. The Lord was pleased and conferred bliss on him. Seeing this unseen, a demon one day ventured to pluck all the flowers and offered to Siva. Finding the transgression grievous, the pious Sivabhatka entered into a fierce boxing bout with the demon. When the vanquished demon was about to be crushed, Lord Siva appeared and blessed the both with their desire of Sayujyamukti - merging in him. A big hollow was made in that ground during their fight. A temple that was built later here was called Gudimallam, according to one version. This temple was built in the twelth century AD by Pallavas.

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