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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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KOTAPPAKONDA

Atop the hill, there are shrines for Siva and Brahma. Old Kotappagudi lies on the Rudrasikharam, and the new one on Brahmasikharam. With a view to install Jyothilinga here, Brahma did penance, propitiating Lord Siva, who blessed him with the fulfilment of desire. And that is installed on the Brahmasikharam. It is here Dakshinamurti meditated and gave Brahmopadesam to gods. There is another shrine called Papavinasanaswamy on the Vishnusikharam. Very near to it lies a tank that confers merit, if bathed in the month of Maghamasa. There are many temples to the south of new Kotiswaralayam-one for Gananatha, another for Salankeewara, and yet one more for Santanakoteswara. There is a belief current that barren couple beget children if they offer devout prayers to this deity. Among the holy traditions observed here, tonsorial operation merits mention, and after taking bath in the river called Omkar, devotees proceed to temples to offer prayers.

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