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The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Prologue Chengannur
Bhavani Mantralaya - Brindavan
Agra Tiruvannamalai
Tiruchendur Vijayawada
Tiruvangad Tiruvangad - Sri Rama Temple
Madhuranthakam Banaras
Nanjangud Talakaveri
Karpara Kshetra Jejuri 
Mantrlaya Adoni
Melkote Phede
Bhadrachalam Morgaon
Sirusangadla Vikarabad
Simhachalam Srisailam
Penugonda Deogarh
Epilogue  
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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SIMHACHALAM - SRI VARAHA LAKSHMI NARASIMHASWAMY TEMPLE 
THE TWIN POETS

Now we are at the sanctum sanctorum of Simhachalam temple dedicated to Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy - the scene of an august occurrence. The time of action - a certain year in the Moghul period; sorry, precision eluded my grasp. Literary evidence is not only inscribed in sweet scintillating poetry, but is entrenched in the deep marrow of Telugu theist community. Minstrels and Bhagavathars regale, better say lull the listeners with their melodious voices, those enchanting devotion soaked poems composed by the famous twin poets Gokulapati Kurmatha and Aadurthi Harihara Das in praise of the presiding deity - Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha swamy, when the ruthless Moghul iconoclasts were galloping towards the temple with swords and torches in their heads. The heart-rending, tear-stained appeal for mercy moved the Lord so intensely that He at once dashed out of His Vaikunt Mahadwar and reached the place not in human form but in the shape of honey bees - the tiny winged creatures that drove out the well trained and fully equipped ruthless Moghul army from the temple precincts upto the Tummeda Mitta, one of the land marks in the present Visakhapatnam city.

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