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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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SANESWAR BHAGAWAN OF MANDAPALLI

THE ASWARTHA & PIPPALA EPISODE

The Sthalapurana grows eloquent over this Aswartha and Pippala episode and cites evidence in the form of deities worshipped in the temple now. According to the legend, there lived in this region two dreadful demons-Aswartha and Pippala in the dim past. They were the favorite sons of Kaitabha, notorious for ruthlessness. The two developed taste for human flesh and turned cannibals, first and last. In order to appease their irresistible fancy for flesh, they resorted to an obnoxious method of killing humans in an odd way. The elder assuming the form of Aswartha tree was swallowing the devout bhaktas who visit to circumambulating it and offering prayers; for according to the scriptures it is the best among the trees and the Lord abides in it. The brahmin community who invariably worship regularly fell victim to the evil design of the elder. The younger adapted, yet another wicked practice. He was posing as, a preceptor and eating away the brahmins who sought and accepted him as preceptor. In course of time, the Brahmin community dwindled. 

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About Saneswar Bhagawan of Mandapalli
The Exposition
The Climax..Pg1
The Climax..Pg2
Denouement..Pg1
Denouement..Pg2
You are Here! The Aswartha & Pippala Episode..Pg1
The Aswartha & Pippala Episode..Pg2
The Aswartha & Pippala Episode..Pg3
The Aswartha & Pippala Episode..Pg4
The Aswartha & Pippala Episode..Pg5
The Temple..Pg1
The Temple..Pg2
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