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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

FESTIVALS

Among the festivals celebrated with great eclat and fanfare, Mahasivaratri, Makarasankranti top the list and lure lacs of persons from all over India, particularly from Karnataka where Vira Saivism predominates over others. The special feature observed during then is the Mangalapaga ritual-adorning the Kalasam atop the Sikhara and the images of Nandis installed in the four corners of the main temple, with a cubit wide and 360 cubit long cloth winding round, starting from the Sikhara. This queer ritual is performed in the night during the auspicious Lingodbhava muhurth by one of priests almost naked. On completion of the ritual, the entire cloth is cut into small bits and distributed amongst the devotees witnessing as prasad, to be preserved as an object of reverence. And it is believed that the keeper is cured of all diseases. Well, belief gives relief, and cheers up the doomed. The Kumbotsavam celebrated on Chaitra Buddha Pournami for Mother Bramarambha is equally a grand occasion, and has a great pull like the Mahasivaratri and the like.

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