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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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SIMHACHALAM

Touched most at the narration, Pururava at once started the quest, but could not though three days rolled by. When taking rest under a tall, cool tree after tireless striving, Mahavishnu revealing himself said, "Dear Pururava, glad that you are just at a few yards off my reclining in an ant-hill. Melt that Valmika with pure cows' milk first, and install the image in a temple with due rituals like Panchamritabhisheka and dhupadeepa naivedya in strict accordance with Agamic injunctions and then cover the entire image with sandal paste which must be removed only once a year. Devotees have the privilege of seeing my nijarupa once a year on Vaisakha sukla thadia, and if they worship me with due zeal, their desires will be fulfilled, besides the highly covetable Vaikuntaprapti. Done this, you will also, freed from worldly worries." Deeming it a great fortune let fall by the munificence of Lord Mahavishnu, Pururava implemented at once the divine injunction to every letter-search started; image procured, installation completed, temple built; roads laid out ritualistic prayer services offered, priests appointed, arrangements for pilgrims made; all in a quick succession. Wasn't he the king of kings? What then about Bhagavadadesa? With the touch of his imperial hand, the forest became a fair temple town throbbing with devotional activity round the clock. In a word, it was again the Bhuloka Vaikunta of Prahlad's time. As the royal patronage was extended in the form of large endownments and architectural embellishments by the successive rules of great repute, like Vijayanagara Kings and Philanthropists, it is retaining its sanctity, nay spreading  the Narasimhopasana cult to an astonishing degree by attracting lacs of devotees from the four corners of our Punya Bharat. 

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About Simhachalam
Introduction..Pg1
Introduction..Pg2
Introduction..Pg3
Introduction..Pg4
Uniqueness
Antiquity..Pg1
Antiquity..Pg2
Antiquity..Pg3
Antiquity..Pg4
The Tretayuga Episode..Pg1
You are Here! The Tretayuga Episode..Pg2
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