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Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
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Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
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Lingala - Kodandarama Aalayam

This ancient temple has a long queer history that wrings veneration even from the British officer, who volunteered to appoint right personnel for the conduct of regular prayer services. According to local version, there were here five most worshipful lingas in the dim past. So it was called Lingala. In the early part of twelfth century, a feudal lord named Thanda under the Chola king had built three imposing temples - one for Vaishnavate, second for Sun-god and the last for Saivate god - Siva, in addition ,to the Kodanda Ramaalaya on the hill. Though this east facing temple is of modest dimensions, it has all the essential parts, but with a difference. The pretty vimana looks like a pyramid, if viewed from the rear. It is quite enchanting and detains the viewers with its sculpture and novelty. The Lords of Chintakunta family endowed the temple with Utsavamurtis etc.

Its sanctity and spiritual glory infinitely moved a British officer by name Hyankin holding the office of Inspector General, under the Nizam ruler that he heightened the spiritual eminence of the kshetra by appointing right person for the office of Archaka, and supervised the administration of the temple with unusual religious fervor. He granted special privileges to the priest and helped him conducting annual festivals, like Brahmotsav and Pithotsav, in addition to agamic puja everyday. The impact of his interference stimulated the slumbering spiritual instincts of the locals, and so there was resurgence of religious activities. In addition, the archamurti being over compassionate in granting boons, there was a hectic activity throughout the year. Later some devotees added some more idols to the temple to enhance the sanctity of the temple. The Brahmotsav celebrated in the Chitramasa lures large crowds.

It lies in Achampet taluq and the headquarters of a Mandalam of Palamur district of A.P. So four wheelers are available for transport:


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