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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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Once this region was under the suzerainty of King Vikramadev. According to Sthalapurana, he was a great king, but greater was his devotion to God, and perhaps, the greatest was his attitude to the cause of awakening and spreading religious culture among his subjects. And he was a brave king renowned for daring acts too. His religious zeal to steering the ship of his kingdom safely to the shoreless ocean of grace of Sri Mahavishnu was exemplary. Imbibing the spirit, people too followed in his foot steps and proved the truth of the adage "yada raja thada praja' as is the king so are the subjects. So, neither drought, nor distress dared to tread his land then.

The King went on an hunting expedition one day to the present part, when it was nothing but a thick forest infested with wild animals. Due to his misfortune, rather to the fortune of the world of religion, he could not find even a single prey. Mentally depressed and physically tired, he reached a shady tree and rested for sometime. He fell asleep.. In his dream, he heard devotion-dipped choral music coming from a little distance. Its tone being soaked in Vishnu bhakti, it lulled him for a while. Yet he decided to locate the spot. Rising up he bade his retinue to search for the party, but in vain. He did personally, but failed. Cursing his misfortune, he reached the palace and spent a restless day. And a sleepless night too. Before dawn when he was about enjoy a wink of sleep, the beautiful image of Lord Mahavishnu flashed across his mind and slid, "Dear Majesty, the place where you slept during the hunting pastime is very sacred, and I wish to dwell there to fulfilling the desires of people and emancipate them.

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