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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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This remarkable five-foot-tall-icon in standing posture with four arms strikes the on-lookers with its dazzling diamond decked diadem, over the well-shaped and beautifully embellished head, supported by broad chest, beautified with Kausthubham, Vanamala and sparkling jewels, enhancing the sturdy, shapely four arms, adorned with Keyura Kankanas holding mace; disc, counch and lotus, raising above the navel, decorated by the golden thread, fitted with little bells to heightening the beauty of the silk dhoti worn with decorum covering the lower limbs upto broad feet. And this entire captiving form is encircled by the figures of dasavathara, interspersed by grand images of Narada and Thumbura playing on instruments, beside the lovely figures of Rambha and Urvasi in dancing posture, under the dangling garlands, held by Kinnera Kinpurushas. The figure on rear is that of an engrossing beauty of Jaganmohini in standing posture with well-cut round head, beautified by the Parijata flower decked tresses, heightening her lovely frame with long slender hands, decorated by gem studded armlets, and that of feet decked with anklets and from there to neck draped in shimmering saree, yet exposing that part of the thigh bearing the auspicious mole found on the person of Padmini breed of women. This extraordinary sculptural marvel mesmerises the viewers and makes them oblivious of the environs for long. The artistry of the sculptor transcends powers of imaginative writers, besides making the connoisseurs of art drink in its beauty for hours.

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