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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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Imperial monarchs down the ages bequeathed their treasured jewellery to the temple to such large extent, that the fabulous wealth has become a by-word for wealth, Pallavas, Chelas, Pandyas, Vijayanagara dynasties endowed liberally adding to the regular offerings of the commoners that it is swelling day after day. So the Divinity has become the most wealthiest, abiding here on the picturesque Hills and the temple is passed for the holiest of holiests in the whole world.

During these days of linguistie fanaticism , if one observes closely, lie understands that though this temple secured to Andhra Pradesh a pride of place, and added a colourful feather to their multidimensional glory, there are many Tamilian customs, names, and rituals in practice and they are freely used and adored along with the Vedic injunctions, why, even the word Tirumala is a Tamilised word, for the Sanskrit word Srisailam. Similarly Tirupati stands for Sripathi. Words like Malayappaswami, Elumalai etc., used widely here are of Tamil origin. The impact of Alwars and Acharyas, who visited along with Ramanuja and made Tirumalai-Tirupati as their permanent abode, left indelible imprints on the pages of temple history. Its earliest inscription dated 790 AD too mentions it as Vengadam -a Tamil word for Venkatachala. The Nalayira Prabhandham and other Tamil literary works are replete with several lilas of this Lord. There are countless Tamilians thriving better than the locals, declaring thereby the adorable virtues of tolerance and inimitable amicability of the Andhras for which they are second to none in the world.

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About Tirupati
The Venkatachala Episode..Pg1
The Venkatachala Episode..Pg2
Anjanachala Episode..Pg1
Anjanachala Episode..Pg2
Its Spiritual Background
The Temple..Pg1
The Temple..Pg2
Festivals-Prayer services
You are Here! Historicity..Pg1
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