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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

THE EPISODES OF KALA AND HASTI

As these two - Kala - serpent and Hasti - elephant merged with the Lord concurrently, it becomes expediment to narrate the stories together for better rapport.

Regarding Kala - the serpent, it was a brahmin in previous birth and an ardent devotee at it. He lived in Himalayas and mastered the ancient Sanskrit lore to the envy of his caste people. One day he chanced to see a Gandharva worshipping the Sivalinga with gems. On enquiry, he learnt that worship with gems ensures Sayujya mukti, the highest of similar ones like Salokya-living in the same place of the Lord; Sarupya - having the same form of the Lord; Sannidhya living in the proximity of the Lord. As Sayujya alone release: one from the vicious circle of births and deaths by merging in the Lord, he wanted it and so prayed for the life of a serpent al the time of death that alone procures as many gems as possible from the sea-the source of all kinds of gems. The Lord grantee it. Accordingly the serpent was worshipping the Lord at Kalahasti, offering gems every day with great regularity and steadfastness. It knew its past life and was aware of its aspiration - Sayujyamukti also.

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About Srikalahasti
Uniqueness..Pg1
Uniqueness..Pg2
Uniqueness..Pg3
Antiquity
The Episode of Sri..Pg1
The Episode of Sri..Pg2
You are Here! Kala And Hasti..Pg1
Kala And Hasti..Pg2
Kala And Hasti..Pg3
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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