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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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MANTRALAYA MAHAKSHETRA

ACHIEVEMENTS

When traveling with his Preceptor, Venkatanatha was forced to take up the challenge of a Tamil Grammarian in the literary contest at Madurai. In the argument that followed, he defeated the arrogantTamil Pandit. Elated pandits, along with his revered guru Sri Sudheendra yati, conferred on him the Mahabhashyacharya  a much coveted title. A colourful feather to his cap! Then they went to Tanjore ruled by Raghunatha Raya, a connoisseur of music and literature, and stayed at his court for some time at his request.

Here again an opportunity sought him to display his superior mental calibre and panditya prakarsha. In the contest entered into with Yagna Narayana Dikshit, he defeated him after a protracted battle that lasted for 18 days. Can there be any defeat for heavenly power? He was awarded the honourable title Bhattacharya, and he was called 'Venkata Bhatta' thence onwards. A great honour! And yet another miracle! And he was appointed as "asthana pandit" by the great king. Venkata Bhatta returned to Bhuvanagiri - his home town after conquest after conquest and lived a happy life with his adorable wife Saraswati, and soon was blessed with a son, whom they christened Lakshminarayana.

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About Mantralaya Mahakshetra
Uniqueness..Pg1
Uniqueness..Pg2
Birth And Parentage
His Education
His Precocity
You are Here! Achievements
As Householder
Beginning of Miracles..Pg1
Beginning of Miracles..Pg2
As Madhva Pithadhipathi
How A Cowherd..Pg1
How A Cowherd....Pg2
Giving Life ..Pg1
Giving Life ..Pg2
Final Tour
Entering Into The Brindavan
The Aftermath of Samadhi
The Emergence
Darsan To Sir Thomas Munro
Temple
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