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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

It has a fantastic story that sheds light on the superb mastery attained by those divine sculptors, who in fact can surpass even Viswakarma and Maya. His said that such a giant statue was sculptured in a matter of half-an-hour. Thrilling! It appears that on one particular day, there was delay in serving food to the workers. They fancied to make one Nandi in the mean time. All worked together with one mind under the leadership of their master, with such lightening speed that within 30 minutes, they completed it. A great feat! The Mahamantapa built with 68 huge, sturdy pillars, is decorated with excellent stories in pictures. And the ceiling too. The life-size figures of the builder Virupanna, images of Chaturmukha Brahma, Narada, Rambha, Tumbura, Annapurna, Mritunjaya and Padmini are done with such efficiency that they seem ready for a dialogue, if desired and used their tongue. The artistic excellence reached zenith, beyond which there is nothing to go up. Among the rare sculptural pieces that deserves attention is the Antariksa Sthamba- a pillar hanging from the ceiling secms touching the ground. Has not the sculptor excelled Maya? This is a sculptural wonder of higher order.

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Uniqueness..Pg1
Uniqueness..Pg2
Antiquity
The Epic Episode
The Historic Evidence..Pg1
The Historic Evidence..Pg2
The Historic Evidence..Pg3
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The Temple..Pg2
You are Here! The Temple..Pg3
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