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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

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Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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SIMHACHALAM

This unique amalgamation of man-lion aspect of Sri Mahavishnu was adored in several ways soulfully by Prahlad standing face to face first, and to his images in separate temples with fevered flight-of feelings next by millions of trillions down the ages. Such temples are many across the length and breadth of our sacred land; and he is worshipped at 32 places with 32 different and distinct names signifying his infinite powers and achievements due to the fact of his being a supreme God with a difference, worthy of utmost reverence. There are many places in our sacred land where the Narasimharadhana is extant in its former glory; but Andhra Pradesh enjoys the pride of place and claims the first honour; for here alone one finds a large number of shrines exclusively dedicated to this Supreme Deity. This publishes to the world that Narasimhopasana is a rare privilege of the Andhras; and one must visit Andhra Pradesh alone; for, Andhra Pradesh alone is blessed with the four most important kshetras, where the Lord demonstrated all his sports and became the family deity of lacs of devotees. Of the four that carved out devout niches in legends, Simhachalam comes first; nest is Ahobilam, Kritasaucham, the third, and Papaharam is the last. Except the first two; the rest have lost their lusture and glory in the centuries rolled by.

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