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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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According to the epic Ramayana, this Kesari fought single-handed against Sankha and Sabhala, the two formidable demons in elephant forms that were subjecting the asramavasis to untold suffering. Bharadwaja, one of the distinguished sages appreciating his mighty humanist action asked him to name a boon that he would grant it anon. Kesari then asked for a son of unsurpassable physical might, and a Kamarupi - capable of taking any form at will. It was granted. The result was, the birth of Hanuman, the redoubtable hero among the Vanaras for the birth of such Valorous hero as son Anjana Devi too did tapas. Its back ground too is quite awe-some. She was not blessed with a child for long, though her pati was assured with a son by Sage Bharadwaja. To the despairing Anjana, Dharmadevata advised her to do penance. She began it at once and did for seven thousand years, fed on only a single fruit given to her everyday by the God of Wind. Satisfied with her penance granted, Lord Siva granted the boon of a celebrated son Hanuman, a by-word for Prabhusakti. This occurred on this sacred hill, on the banks of Akasa Ganga. Hence this hill is called Anjanachala and became doubly holy for its association with Anjanadevi and Hanuman. It happened in the Tretayuga.

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