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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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INTRODUCTION

Among the other manifestations of Sri Mahavishnu adored here, Lord Narasimha, His fourth incarnation dominates over others, like Vamana, Rama, Krishna, Parasurama etc., it is estimated that there are as many as 32 Narasimhakshetras in Andhra Pradesh and in this respect too Andhra Pradesh tops the list of other states. All the major Narasimhakshetras - Simhachalam. Ahobalam, Kritasaucham and Papaharam are located in this state. His righteous indignation that emanated from Ahobalam pervading the entire region, succeeded in investing the race with a unique psyche - a temperament - highly emotional and easily irritable, yet readily and rapidly subsides to the point of disappearance. It endowed them with a glow of commendable reliability coupled with magnetite. So like the Rudra Narasimha, the race is embodying exemplary compassion and inimitable humanism although highly inflammable. The highly powerful microscopic lens divulges that they are the true editions, say exact prototypes of Narasimha in their mental make up and behavioral reactions. To what else can one can attribute the soda-bottle-thunder, they display", queries the analyst. They are Narasimhas minus the lion heads. What then is Narasimha? A visit to simhachalam shrine, incidentally, the first of the 16 renowned kshetras included in this book enlightens. So let us proceed.

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