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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

UNIQUENESS

This kshetra thus came into existence has many unique features that mark it out form the rest of Narasimha kshetras located elsewhere. The oddity of the presiding deity that strikes the eyes of the visitors at first sight- it is overlaid with sandal paste from head to foot. He is called Varahanarasimhamurthi here. And only once a year on Vaisaka sulka thadia - the third day of the bright half of Vaisakha masa it is removed, when lacs of persons, making long journeys visit the shrine to avail the divya darsan; it is here the sacred rivers the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati are flowing for the use of abhisheka to the Lord; it is to this kshetra Lord Siva accepted to be Kshetrapalaka with a view to adoring Sri Mahavishnu day and night; it is this temple that received munificent endownments by Pururava, one of the six emperors of legendary times; it is this Lord that was worshipped by the Mukkoti devathas en masse once, with Brahma and Siva in the fore front; it is this place where Prahlad spent his Vanaprastasram; and it is this place that attained the status of capital city during the Prahlad's time. Endowed with such awe-inspiring episodes and miraculous powers; this famous Narasimhakshetra is enjoying unrivalled glory and undiminished popularity from the day of Prahlad's settling down here for personal worship at the behest of Srimannarayan himself. Mythological evidence begins with Hiranyakasipu's reign.

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