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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

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Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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SRIKALAHASTI

As he grew up, he developed great devotion to the Lord Siva and was offering worship to the Vayulinga in a characteristic way-offering bits of meat every day only after testing by biting each one to find out its eat-worthiness. Moreover, he was making abhishekam to the Lord with the Swarnamukhi water brought in his mouth, and pouring it over the Linga. He continued this for years, though the local sages and priests, who witnessed it kept mum, fearing the untoward that might come, if they chastised him. It is only after this routine worship, he was breaking his fast; it so happened that he could not come across any animal one day during his hunting; so nothing reached his hungry stomach. He was tired and perturbed too. All on a sudden there was heavy down pour then adding another nail into his coffin, as it were. He shut then his mouth so tight that he did not allow a drop to enter his mouth even by chance. And lo! his thirst, fatigue etc. vanished unknown to him, as if the magic. He at once ran to the river for bath, and after bathing brought water in his mouth for abhishekam. Just then the sages also came for Pradosha puja - evening prayer. With a view to demonstrating the superiority of Kannappa's pure devotion, the Lord in a flash created a havoc of falling of walls and ceiling. The sages ran in panic, but not Kannappa. He at once embraced the Sivalinga, and spread his body over it in such a way that nothing would happen to it, even if the entire roof fall, but he would alone receive the wounds or damage due to failing of debris. When he came out unscathed, the sages praising highly equated him with a bhakta non-parell. On returning of calm after storm, he praised the Lord and continued his routine for a quarter century unhindred. Before liberating him, the Lord wanted to put him to further test.

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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
Kannappa Nayanar..Pg1
You are Here! 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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