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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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Another legend despite having common features upto this point of milking of the cow over the ant-hill, takes a different turn at this point, According to it, when Lord Vishnu was getting fed by the milk of the cows everyday thus, it was beaten by the cow-herd one day. Escaping from him, the Lord reached an asram where he was treated by Vakula, the head of the hermitage as per son, and she took upon herself the whole burden of getting her adopted son wedded to Padmavathi, the enchanting daughter of Tondaman, the local king. And for the marriage he borrowed money from Kubera, the richest man of the fourteen worlds. The marriage ceremony was attended by the gods en masse. It is for repaying that huge debt, he is collecting enormous interest from the beneficiaries. Though there is. abundant evidence of a free play of fictitious elements in this legend, there are certain historical facts that emerge from the archives, like a king by name Tondaman did live between 57 B.C. and 78 A.D. and inscriptions bear testimony to the liberal endownments and benefactions made to the temple. Invaluable jewels adorning the Lord, even now lend credence to the story and throw a halo over the Lord, worshipped by trillion billion millions of devotees all over the globe. And he is the only Divinity among the Hindu gods who crossed the seas and settled down in alien countries permanently, in grand shrines built with million billion dollars borne by ardent devotees. As irony world have it, the lord is getting entrenched in the hearts of perfect aliens, who normally oppose diametrically any thing theistic in consent, import and spirit, in preference to the test-tube-truths, they are mining out with mental strength and physical wealth, aided and a betted by huge Government Funds.

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