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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

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Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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YADAGIRI

Considered as second Tirupathi in sanctity and popularity, the Yadagiri kshetra has etched an indelible name on the pages of history of temples of our sacred IND. The holy shrine going by the name of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Devalayam is built on a little lovely 300-foot-high hill called Yadagirigutta. Skandapurana embodies elaborate account of the origin of this shrine. Though the construction of the shrine is attributed to one of the commanders of Krishna Devaraya, there is no epigraphic proof, yet it bears semblance to Vijayanagara temple models. It is also called Panchanarasimhakshetra, due to the fact of the archamurti's infinite compassion of giving darsan in three forms- Yogananda Narasimha, Jwala Narasimha and Gandabherunda Narasimha to Yadarshi, as desired. Besides these three distinct forms, the Principal deity embodies in himself tow more forms of Lakshmi Narasimha and Ugra Narasimha. Hence this kshetra is reverentially called Pancha Narasimha kshetra. The deity is Swaymabhu-self born. Needless to say its sacredness is million fold greater comparatively. According to legend, Yadarshi, the son of Rishyasringa and Santadevi did long penance for the darsan of the Lords' three forms in one. Contented with his tapas, the Lord appeared, and blessed as wished.

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