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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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LEPAKSHI

UNIQUENESS

Lepakshi! A dignified name. Sounds auspicious and emits a splendour rare. And like a dazzling diamond pendant adorning Andhra mata, it delights by its two bright sides, connoisseurs and pilgrims alike. There is embossed on its obverse an epic episode, and a historic one on the reverse. Both are thrilling, despite flashing despairing tales. It is a temple with difference. This hallowed name 'LEPAKSHI', embodying thus two stories admits, strangely enough two meanings. The word, if splits up into two, like LE and PAKSHI - it means 'UP BIRD UP', signifying thereby a form of address made to a bird down below by one interested in it. If the same word is divided into LEPA and AKSHI-it means blinded eye. It is fascinating to study that both are meaningful and justify the contexts used; and the objects referred to. The former-Lepakshi, accent on the first is applicable to the story of Rama and his mild, kind appeal to the Jatayu, he saw by accident in his quest for ,Mother Sita after abduction. This is epic. In the second, lepa and akshi, the characters involved are historical personages. Arid they are men-one an imperial monarch-Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagara Empire, and the other-Virupanna, his treasurer an equally renowned and the builder of a famous temple that age cannot rob its glory, nor taste diminishes its sculptural flavour. It is history. Its sanctity anointed by the epic sublimity, and the regality daubed by the historicity are luring the pilgrims for over four centuries now.

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About Lepakshi
You are Here! Uniqueness..Pg1
Uniqueness..Pg2
Antiquity
The Epic Episode
The Historic Evidence..Pg1
The Historic Evidence..Pg2
The Historic Evidence..Pg3
The Temple..Pg1
The Temple..Pg2
The Temple..Pg3
The Temple..Pg4
The Temple..Pg5
Festivals
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