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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

But that wicked Kamapisachi chased her. Finding a cave safe, she entered and did penance. Lord Siva appearing, protected her by cursing the king loitering on the bank in search of the princess to turn into a green stone; and it fell into the river anon. It reached the bottom. This accounts for the greenish tinge of Patalaganga, flowing a few kilometers off the temple. Later the princess stayed in Srisailam. She learnt one day that one of her cows was voluntarily pouring out her milk over an ant-hill every day. That very night Lord Siva asked her in dream to build a temple for the same Siva linga, since he was manifesting himself there in the form of linga over centuries. She at once embarked upon the work and completed a grand temple. And she worshipped the Lord with jasmine flowers. So the Linga came to be known as Mallikharjuna-linga adored with white jasmines. There is another story that accounts for the offering of Karaveer flower to the Lord. One devotee by name Karaveedu pleased the Lord with ghora tapa. When the Lord revealed himself before him, he asked for a boon-he should be at the Lord's feet. Lord Siva changed him into a flower called karaveer to fulfil his desire. Hence the offer of Karaveer flowers. As Lord Siva began showering boons on the devout bhaktas, it developed into a temple of intercontinental fame.

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