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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

This novelty, as the word goes is due to the impact of Buddhism that held its sway during Acharya Nagarjuna's period. Another oddity that is discernable is the priests here are Jangama Lingayats testifying to the fact that the temple was managed and dominated by Virasaivas for long, though the administration was in the hands of Pushpagiri Brahmins. The sacred shrine is quite imposing in architectural design with Garbhagriha, Mukha mantap, Rangamantap and Virasaivamantap. The Vimana and Srikhara with dazzling Kalasam atop and adorned by images of Nandis on all sides make a grand appeal, and the sculptural adornments lift the souls of the devotees. The monolithic Nandi installed opposite the Sivalinga is huge in size and goes by the name of Sanagalabasavanna. In the first Prakara adjacent to this lies Brahmaramba's shrine, facing East. It is so built straight opposite the main temple that the sight of the Mother falls on the Sivalinga. The image resembles Durga and reveals in Santha Swarupa. The Vimana on the garbhagriha has a golden Kalasa and the sublimity hovering over there bends the heads in reverence. 

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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
Bramarambika Episode
The Kshetra..Pg1
The Kshetra..Pg2
You are Here! The Kshetra..Pg3
The Kshetra..Pg4
Festivals
Place of Intinerary Interest..Pg1
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