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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

In obedience God's command, Prahlad came to this region during his old age and started searching for the Lord supposed to be taking rest somewhere on the hill. Soon after finding the beautiful image of Lord Varaha narasimha in an ever green bush, he built a temple utilising Viswakarma's service. Installing the image with unequalled splendour according to sastric injuctions, he worshipped the Lord till his niryana. It was then this area expanded in every direction and became a premier city teeming with millions. Once, on an auspicious occasion during then, the Mukkoti devatas headed by Brahma and Maheswar visited this and performed elaborate prayers to the sacred Archamurthi, as it was then on par with Vaikunta, and popularly believed to be Bhuloka Vaikunta. It was the eleventh day of the bright half of Chitramasa-Chaitra sudha Ekadasi. Captivated by the scenic beauty of this lovely forest region, and gratified by the glory of the Lord's several sports played here, Lord Maheswar expressed his determination to stay her permanently in the role of kshetrapalaka which was followed by the earnest request of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati to dwell here for ever to be used for Abhisheka ritual. Lord granted their request. The joyous uproar of the devatas rent the skies. The presence of Lord's Siva's image, and a pond called Gangadhara testify to the truth of this momentous event. To commemorate this supreme occasion, Kalyanotsavam is being celebrated to the Lord every year on this day since then on a grand scale. A star attraction for the devotees.

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