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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 elephant too was irritated to find stones before the Lord everyday. They decided to see unseen the intruder for punishment. Accordingly, the serpent hid behind the Linga and saw the elephant as usual throwing off with its foot the diamonds first and pouring water over the linga followed by placing lotuses. It emerged all on a sudden and went straight into the trunk of the elephant and started giving trouble. Poor elephant struggled hard to get rid of it. Unable to withstand the pain, it dashed against a boulder and died with its last thoughts on the Sivalinga. The serpent too died having stuck up in the trunk. Lord Maheswar then revealed himself with Gowri beside, and granted them with the fulfillment of desire - Sayujyamukti in the presence of the gods including Brahma and Vishnu. Before joining the Lord's body, they prayed to the Lord to name the place after them and with the additional request of granting salvation to those, who died on this sacred land. The Lord sealed it with approval amidst flashes of sweet smiles. Hence Kalahasti and with the spider's wish it became Srikalahasti since then, sure there are very few places named likewise in the whole of Bharat Kanda.

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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
You are Here! 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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