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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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PITHAPURAM

According to Puranas, Mother Sati's organ fell here, when Lord Maha Vishnu cut dexterously the corpse of Sati, borne by Siva after Dakshasamhara. And so it became a Saktipitha, the deity is called Devi Puruhutika. This shrine lies opposite Kukkuteswaraswamy, the principal deity of the temple. Kukkuteswaraswamy as the presiding deity is called, reveals himself in lingakara and it is a white marble stone of about two feet in height. Due to crowing like cock, and the linga resembling the back of cock, Lord Siva is called Kukkuteswaraswamy. He fulfils the desires of bhaktas without austerities of serve nature. Hence the thronging of devotees in large numbers always. It is a Swayambhu linga and it is believed that water is trickling down into a pot from his nose. This potent murti was worshipped by Maharshi Vyasa ardently for long. 

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