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Vishnu Mayam Jagat
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Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu
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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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This legend begins with the death of Hiranyaksha, to be precise on the spot of his death and moreover at the exact time of his funeral obsequies by his younger brother Hiranyakasipu, who was no better than his elder in cruelty and moreover a dastardly danava of inhuman savage brand. notorious for mindless presumptuousness, causeless malignity, over weeping insolence and overwhelming conceit He took an unswerving vow that he would avenge the death of his brother by squeezing Vaikuntavasi to the last drop of his blood. He did ghora tapas and got unheard of rare boon of not meeting death at the hands of either surasuras or manavas, anytime - night or day, or anywhere - in or out of home - on earth or in the sky or under water. In consequence, the remorseless asura inaugurated era of most barbarously torturous region, making the innocent Vishnu Bhaktas as his target And hence propounded Ahambrahmasmi creed that alone made him the arch enemy to his pet son first and Sri Mahavishnu next His own son opposing him diametrically, raised the standard of opposition. And bravely encountered the most savage punishments by allowing himself shut up in a chamber of cobras, trampled by elephants, hurled down from the highest peak, and dipped in the mid-sea with a 50-mile long mountain on his head to perish under its weight Finally with a mere single call, he made Lord Vishnu appearing, breaking from a pillar in the form of Narasimha, who tore Ahambrahmasmi propounder to shreds. That Bala Bhagavathothama ushered in santirajya and ruled for years and years, when Bhumata turning oblivious, enjoyed sound sleep during day, witnessing the spectacles of Vishnu lilac enacted at the instance of Prahlad. The purpose of Narasimhavatar prolonged further, when Sri Mahavishnu taught his Balabhakta the martial arts and administrative diplomacy. The places consecrated by the Padasparsa of Jagadrakshaka Srimannarayana and his novice Prahlad are many, and temples were built later by ruling princes and philanthropists to instill bhakti instincts in the minds of theists. Hundreds of places sprouted like mush-rooms all over our Punya Bharat, but a large chunk of them - more than fifty are located in Andhra Pradesh. And have turned, out centres of pilgrimage since then. 

Let us visit the most famous ones, one after another for expiation of sins and enjoyment of bliss. beginning with the temples of Visakhapatnam district, the northern tip of Andhra Pradesh and move downwards. Of the many here, the Simhachalam tops the list and its legends are many and sanctity quite enticing.


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