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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

Now enters the arena that designer-builder of immortal fame. His name is Virupanna and the role he played is-treasurer. And he was the Chief of Merchant guild, corresponding to the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce now. Being an official of high ideals and reliable character, he won the king's favours and he exercised great powers. The king trusted him wholely. This trustworthy treasurer being a devout Sivabhakta developed a fancy for building one temple to be dedicated to Lord Siva. It haunted him day in and day out. So he started building for dedication to Lord Papanaseswara. With his own funds. As it went up, the spring of his finance was dried up; for the prakaras, mantapas, towers, images grew in great number and huge dimensions unknown to himself and to the workers. As it came up, it turned to be an excellent museum exhibit. He was delighted and was hailed. But the shortage of fund sought some means. The treasury was found to be his surest refuge. The king was then on his digvijaya yatra. Thinking that he could prevail upon easily and convince him with the nobel cause, he diverted the State Revenue to the construction. The imposing dimensions of the shrine and its exquisite sculpture soon exhausted the treasure. He had then second thoughts, and was feeling restless, for the all round expansion, particularly the Kalyana Mantapa was stopped abruptly, as the King was returning shortly and who knows his reaction?

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About Lepakshi
Uniqueness..Pg1
Uniqueness..Pg2
Antiquity
The Epic Episode
The Historic Evidence..Pg1
You are Here! 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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