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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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RYALI

Scenting the hungry looks of a stranger, the exotic beauty leapt out and started running to her place. And lo! the intruder too followed, nay chased her from place to place till they reached this place then called Ratnapuri. Due to endless run, she halted here for a split second, when there fell from her lovely black, glistening stresses a colourful flower of unusual fragrance. Lord Maheswar, deeming it heaven-sent lifted it to inhale its fragrance to lees. Incidentally he stretched his gaze at her. Ah what a marvel! There stood there to his utter stupefaction, Sri Mahavishnu smiling, rather casting an amorous glance. Maheswar's retinue joining him gasping just then said that it was the self-same Jaganmohini, who distributed amrit to them. Cursing his folly, he decided to stay there in the form of linga permanently, lest he would be treated as laughing stock, and be heckled at by his consort Uma always. There descended then Brahma and bathed the linga with water from his Kamandala and named it Uma Kamandaleswar, for the reason that the linga was bathed with the water of his Kamandal when Siva determined to dwell here to be screened from the jesting of Uma. Since then the linga is worshipped with great fervour with a beautiful shrine built over it by a theist king. The previous name Ratnapuri was changed to 'Rali', since it is at this place, a flower fell from the stresses of Jaganmohini. That 'Rali' gradually changed into a musical word 'Ryali' the present name with which it is endearingly called by one and all.

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