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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

The inner walls adorned with bas-reliefs depict a wide variety of sculptures-the bottom row with the carvings of battle scenes and wild animals, while the upper row protraying the Sivalilas, including the Chandravathi story, episodes of Sagara madanam, Siva Parvathi Kalyanam, Arjuna's penance etc., It is estimated that a total number of 3200stones, each weighing a ton are used for the exterior alone. The images of Ashtabhairavas are installed in the corners. As it is customary to enter the temple through the main gate, let us enter through the Rajagopuram constructed by Sri Krishna Devaraya. The main temple dedicated to Mallikharjuna is in the centre facing the east. The Jyothirlinga installed in the garbhagriha is Swayambhu. Any devotee can offer puja to the linga without a priest. And restrictions of any kind like age, sex, caste, creed religion etc, are totally eliminated. A unique feature! A rare privilege!! And a commendable reform, establishing thereby the exemplary catholocity-a much-needed change, though ardently craved for, rarely extended by authorities or traditions!!!

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