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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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That small, yet significant village -Ryali, situated in the Atreya Mandala of East Godavari Dt. treasures up an inestimable spiritual wealth that is enthralling the beholders with its mere mention, or a single darsan for some centuries now. The oddity is so fascinating that even a causal reference hastens thousands of devout pilgrims and ardent art-lovers to visit and profit by. And lo! it springs from the sanctum sanctorum making the visitors join their palms and bend heads at its first sight. Strangely enough, this eccentricity is embedded in the archamurthi itself. The very concept, more than designing delights listeners; for, its sanctity does not confine to one side, but manifests on two sides-fore and rear. This unique sculptural marvel by virtue of its queerness is receiving prayers and ritualistic offerings from both sides-front portion exhibiting the exquisite carving of the Kesavaswamy - one of the august names of Lord Sri Mahavishnu, and the back side is adorned with the exotically captivating figure of Jaganmohini - the female aspect of Sri Mahavishnu, assumed for the distribution of nectar among the Surasuras, when claims for absolute ownership by both were about to culminate in blood-shed. The craftsmanship of the sculptor merits whole-hearted obeisance and perpetual reminiscence.

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About Ryali
You are Here! Uniqueness..Pg1
The Quanitness of the Image..Pg1
The Quanitness of the Image..Pg2
Vikramadeva's Episode..Pg1
Vikramadeva's Episode..Pg2
The Sailor's Story..Pg1
The Sailor's Story..Pg2
Umakamandaleswar Temple..Pg1
Umakamandaleswar Temple..Pg2
Umakamandaleswar Temple..Pg3
Umakamandaleswar Temple..Pg4
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