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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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SRISAILAM

BRAMARAMBIKA EPISODE

Now comes the legend of Bramarambika. Bramarambika is one among the eighteen manifestations of Sakti. And she was extremely beautiful at it. Her ravishing beauty attracted Lord Siva, and so met her once. When two pairs of eyes met, she was found to be swayed by the Lord's simplicity hovering over the regality of his manohararupa. Observing it, the Lord said pointing to a bramara - honey bee flitting about there, that he would marry her, if she followed to the place of its rest.

Moving fast, she followed it upto this spot where it rested after years of flying. Then the Lord appearing in the form of an old man said, "I have grown sufficiently old during the years of search. I am not now fit for marriage." Yet she married, caring more for love than the transitory youth. Hadn't she consented when said? Didn't she lose her heart when met? As she followed the Bramara, she is called Bramarambika, and one can hear the humming sound of bee at the rear part of the temple even today. A slightly different version narrates that she killed a frightful demon by name Arunasura taking the form of Bramara, for according to his rare boons, he would not be killed by any man, beast or deva. So was named Bramarambika. In the literature of Kannada, the same episode is described with a certain princess instead of Bramarambika, who married Lord Siva following the bramara as in the other tale.

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Uniqueness..Pg1
Uniqueness..Pg2
Uniqueness..Pg3
Uniqueness..Pg4
Antiquity..Pg1
Antiquity..Pg2
Vinayaka's Victory
Chandravathi Episode..Pg1
Chandravathi Episode..Pg2
Chenchu Mallayya Episode
You are Here! Bramarambika Episode
The Kshetra..Pg1
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The Kshetra..Pg3
The Kshetra..Pg4
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Place of Intinerary Interest..Pg1
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Place of Intinerary Interest..Pg3
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