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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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SRIKALAHASTI

THE EPISODE OF KANNAPPA NAYANAR

Amongst the legions of devotees who were blessed by the Lord in several ways, the Kannappa's life affords an interesting study; for, more or less his name became synonymous with this holy place by having a separate shrine over the nearby hill, besides having his image in the sanctum sanctorum.

This illustrious bkakta was born as a cock in his purvajanma. He was reared by a hunter, who too was a Siva bhakta of a rare type. He used to offer very many kinds of edibles to the Lord as naivedyam including bits of meat. Once the cock ate a piece, more by accident than by intent. Deeming it as a great sacrilege, he killed it at once. Since the cock swallowed the naivedyam a bit, it was born to a hunter king, who was a yaksha in his past life and was assured by the Lord that he would be redeemed after the birth of a son. As promised by the Lord, he regained his original form after the birth of son, whom he called Kanna. So Kanna was an orphan, but grew up into a youth of exceptional bravery. His personality too was captivating.

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About Srikalahasti
Uniqueness..Pg1
Uniqueness..Pg2
Uniqueness..Pg3
Antiquity
The Episode of Sri..Pg1
The Episode of Sri..Pg2
Kala And Hasti..Pg1
Kala And Hasti..Pg2
Kala And Hasti..Pg3
You are Here! Kannappa Nayanar..Pg1
Kannappa Nayanar..Pg2
Kannappa Nayanar..Pg3
Siva Panchakashari..Pg1
Siva Panchakashari..Pg2
Siva Panchakashari..Pg3
Holy Places 
Swarnamukhi River
The Temple..Pg1
The Temple..Pg2
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