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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

Under the stewardship of Lord Maheswar and the presence the holy rivers, the fame of this thirtha kshetra started spinning fast and covered the entire Bharat. And finally became the most-coveted pilgrim centre and the sure refuge for the distressed. At its heyday, it acquired such reputation that it would liberate those who tread on this holy land, or reside here, or have kinship with its residents, or bow to this facing even from a distance; for, here come all the devatas in their ethereal forms to worship the Archamurthi regularly. Hence a belief gained currency that those who offer pindas to the manes on taking bath the Gangadhara will gain as much merit as they get when prayers are offered to Lord Viswanath after bath in Manikarnika. In course of time this kshetra's mahatmya adorned several pages of many scriptures, eulogising its sanctity thus

"Gangadhara samam thirtham kshetram Simhadrivina
Narasimhasamo devo trailokyanasti nischayam".

There exists no place in the three world that equals to Simhadri, a holy pond to gangadhara and god to Narasimha.

Earning such sanctified glory, this kshetra prospered beyond description and earned an eternal reputation for lifting sarangathas; releasing the distressed from the clutches of Nemisis and rejuvenating the depressed from all cares gnawing at their vitals. All but for some centuries only. Its glory faded, and forests grew so fast and thick that they swallowed everything except the Archamurthi that lay concealed in an insignificant bush.

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