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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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Let us now enter the temple and feast our eyes with the sight of Sri Venkateswara the destroyer of sins. Before entering, it is customary to bathe in the Swami Pushkarini reputed to be as sacred as Mandakini. This is lying too. close to the first prakara on the Northern side, and deemed the holiest for several reasons. It is said that its miraculous powers can cure incurable diseases of the bathers, in addition to giving liberation. It has earned a supreme place among the thirthas. It is brought down according to Puranas by Garuda from Vaikunta for Lord's Jalakrida in the beginning, and even now its water is used for the abhishekam of the Lord everyday. Its past and glory too are worthy of mention and a bath in it is a MUST, since it is now fed with the sacred Akasaganga water and making it holier, adding, as it were, fragrance to the dazzle of gold. Two interesting episodes bringing out the efficacy of its water and are recorded in Skanda Purana and Mahabharata. The legend says that a certain king of fame Dharma gupta by name was once hunting in the adjacent forest till late in the night. As ill-luck would have it he was chased by a ferocious hungry lion in the dark. He climbed up a tall tree in a hurry to saving his precious life; and found' o his shock, there was a bear among the branches, who came there under similar circumstances. As their plight being common, and goal the same, they entered in to an agreement that both should guard themselves by keeping awake throughout the night, and if done in turns-one till midnight, and the other from midnight to dawn their safety would be assured.

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About Tirupati
The Venkatachala Episode..Pg1
The Venkatachala Episode..Pg2
Anjanachala Episode..Pg1
Anjanachala Episode..Pg2
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You are Here! Pushkarini..Pg1
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