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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

ANTIQUITY

Regardingthe antiquity, legends abound in many episodes connected with this sacred Hill right from the kritayuga. The first mention of its glory begins with Prahlad's ordeals. To begin with - Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyaksha, the earthly manifestations of Jaya Vijaya - the dwarapalakas of Sri Mahavishnu transformed the whole of earth into a veritable hell and made the innocent and devout as the target of their attack. The pious then had no other alternative than to seek refuge in Sri Mahavishnu, who taking the form of Varaha destroyed Hiranyaksha. With s view to wreaking vengeance, Hiranyakasipu did penance and obtained many boons, amongst which, the nature of his death is something extraordinary and fantastic-he would not be killed either by Surasuras, or humans; or animate or inanimate; or any time-night or day; or anywhere - in or out of home; or on earth or in water. Putting on such impregnable Armour, as it were, he began his conquest of the worlds and made living a curse to the pious men in all the lokas. Everywhere there were deaths and unending series of tortures. Moreover, he preached and implemented with utmost scrupulousness his creed 'Ahambrahmasmi' "I am the highest Brahma and the rest must be at my feet." He wanted everyone to follow his creed.

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