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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

His son Prahlad, who was different from him mentally to speak one, diametrically opposed him, with his inimitable bhakthi and illimitable faith in Lord Mahavishnu. The remorseless asura, puffed up with ago subjected him to a series of tortures, like shutting in a chamber of cobras, trampling by elephants, hurling from the highest peaks etc., but to no effect. Anointed as he was by Sri Hari's vastalya - paternal affection, he came out colourful in every ordeal much to the consternation of his father - tormenter. Failing in all the methods, he ordered his men equally cruel to dip Prahlad in the mid-sea and place a fifty-mile long mountain on his head to perish under its weight. They did. And lo! when Prahlad, uttered 'Hari' at the highest pich; there appeared Sri Mahavishnu, and with a single puff whisked that 50-mile-long mountain and lifted him. The hill that fell at this place is now called Simhachalam, and the sea goes by the name of Visakha. After listening to Prahlad's soulful adulation, Lord sent him home saying-"My dear I have decided to abide in this hill in the form of Varahanarasimha with which your cruel father will be killed. This hill will thrive and become one of my favourite abodes on your settlement during your Vanaprastrasram. The adorers will be blessed with the fulfilment of their desires."

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