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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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VIJAYAWADA

The Indrakila conains many more shrines - some of them are rock cut too, and belong to too distant a past. During the quarrying operations, many ancient temples buried under debris came to light. As their sculptural wealth is recognised by the department of archeology, they are now preserved as protected monuments. There are two more holy temples- Kanakadurga and Malleswaraswamy, deserving elaborate narration. Their past glory too is equally awe-some. Of the two, the first one is Mallikarjuna shrine. It came into lime-light in the tenth Century A.D. Tribhuvana Malla, the famous Western Chalukya king built it in the same place, originally built by Yudhishtara, the first of Pandavas in Dwaparayuga; it was called Durga Malleswaraswamy then. Tradition gives different versions regarding the installation of Malleswaraswamy image in the temple. According to one version, it was Sage Agasthya who installed the linga in the temple and called it Jayasena. Another version attributes the installation to Yudhishtara. There are beautiful Utsavamurthis here and they are kept for regular darsan in the Addala Mantap-glass Chamber. In the Sahyadri Kanda of Skanda Purana, it is mentioned that Bramha worshipped Lord Siva with jasmine-malli flowers and so the archamurthi is called Malleswaraswamy. Even the Sthalapurana gives varying accounts about the building and renovating the temple. Though the controversy does not give precision, the Lord gives sure emancipation, if prayed sincerely and soulfully. It is a visit-worthy place. Visitors normally miss not this holy shrine.

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About Vijayawada
Uniqueness
Name And Derivation..Pg1
Name And Derivation..Pg2
Antiquity
Kiratarjuneeyam..Pg1
Kiratarjuneeyam..Pg2
You are Here! Kiratarjuneeyam..Pg3
Kanakadurga Temple
Archamurthi..Pg1
Archamurthi..Pg2
Archamurthi..Pg3
Archamurthi..Pg4
Archamurthi..Pg5
Archamurthi..Pg1
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