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18Jun/17
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Sri Tirupatamma Ammavari Temple, Penuganchiprolu

Penuganchiprolu Temples History

In India, there is a saying that “where women are respected, the Gods feel happy and make their Abodes there”. In the 17th century, Sri Raja Vasireddy Jagga Bhoopala was ruling Krishna region, with “Amaravathi” Town as his Capital. In his kingdom, was borne Sri Tirupatamma, in the family of “Kolla” as a gift of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamyvaru of Tirumala in ‘Anigandlapadu’ village. From her childhood, she is “Eka santhagrahi” and learned Puranas, Vedas, Ramanayana and Mahabharata and other epics. She used to give sermons about them to the neighbours, Villegers. She married Gopayya of “Kakani” family,  Penuganchiprolu Village and brought glory to both families, and the entire region, by her undeterred devotion to Lord Sri Venkateswara, Karma, Gnana, Vyragya Yogam etc,. Continue reading

18Jun/17
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Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Kasapuram

Kasapuram Temple History

In the rule of Sri Krishna Devaraya to the Vijayanagaram Kingdom his Guru Sri Vyasarayaluvaru went on tour to attain religious austerities. While he was on tour, he stayed at Village called “Silpagiri” now called as “Chippagiri” Lord Sri Anjaneya Swamy appeared before Sri Vyasaraya in his dream and advised him to consecrate his idol at place, where the dried Margosa stick will emerge as live tree. Accordingly, Sri Vyasarayalu Varu made prathista of Sri Anjaneya Swamy idol (Swayambhu)at a place called Nettikallu where he saw the dried margosa stick emerged as a live tree and have the deity is called “Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy”. Continue reading

18Jun/17
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Sri Mahanandeeswara Swamy vari Devasthanam, Mahanandi

Mahanandi Temple History

India is an abode of Maharshis with their tapas and teachings. The ancient rishis selected the kshetras or thirthas which are the divine places for meditation (tapas).

Kshethra and thirtha are having separate meanings in their value. Kshethra is sacred with the statue or murthy (Deva or Devatha) and the Thirtha is sacred with water (Thirtha) which flows through that place.

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18Jun/17
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శ్రీ దుర్గామల్లేశ్వర స్వామివార్ల దేవస్ధానము, ఇంద్రకీలాద్రి , విజయవాడ

శ్రీ దుర్గామల్లేశ్వర స్వామివార్ల దేవస్ధానము, ఇంద్రకీలాద్రి , విజయవాడ

శివశక్తి అయిన ఆ ఆదిపరాశక్తే శక్తి. ఆ శక్తిని ఆరాధించకపోతే బ్రహ్మ విష్ణు మహేశ్వరులు అయినా సరే సృష్టి స్ధితిలయ కార్యాలకోసం స్పందించలేదు. క్రియను సఫలీకృతం చేయలేదు. అటువంటి తరుణంలో  మానవులమైన మనం జన్మాంతరపుణ్యం పుంటేనే కాని ఆ జగన్మాతకు నమస్కరించాలని, ప్రణమిల్లాలని స్తుతించాలని బుద్ధి కూడా పుట్టదు అంటారు ఆదిశంకరులు. అంతటి శక్తిని ఎలా కొలుస్తాం? ఏ విధంగా ఆరాధిస్తారో అని భావించనవసరం లేదు. ఆ దేవి స్వారూప స్వాభావాలు అంశాంశలుగా అనేకం ఉన్నాయి. సజ్జన సంరక్షణ దుర్జన శిక్షణ, ధర్మ సంరక్షణల కోసం ఆ జగదంబ త్రిపురసుందరి, లలిత, గాయత్రీ, శ్రీ మహాలక్ష్మి, దుర్గ, సరస్వతి, కాళి, అన్నపూర్ణ, మహిషాసుర మర్దిని, రాజ రాజేశ్వరి మొదలైన అనేక రూపాలలో ఈప్సితార్ధదాయినిగా లోకాలను కాపాడుతూ వుంటుంది. ఆ విధమైన దేవీమూర్తులలో ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ లో పవిత్ర కృష్ణానదీ తీరాన విజయవాడలో ఇంద్రకీలాద్రి పర్వతం మీద స్వయంభువుగా వెలశిన మల్లేశ్వరుని పట్టపురాణి శ్రీ కనకదుర్గాదేవి సమస్త భారత దేశానికీ మహోజ్వల ఆరాధ్య దేవత. Continue reading

18Jun/17
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Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam, Vijayawada

Vijayawada Temple History

In good olden days a Yaksha named ‘KEELA’ had been performing awful penance about holiest goddess Durga. Goddess Durga was pleased by his penance and appeared to him. She asked him to beg a boon. Keela was so happy by the words of goddess Durga and begged like this, “O holy Mother! you should always be in my heart. This is the one and only my desire”. Listened goddess Durga and gave the boon with showering the lunar lights of smile and said, “My Son! You remain here at this holiest planes of river Krishna in the form of mountain. In Krithayuga, after the assassination of demons, I will remain in your heart”. Continue reading

18Jun/17
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Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Ammavari Devasthanam, Visakhapatnam

Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Ammavari Devasthanam

The Legend of the Deity The legend goes that Jaya and Vijaya the gatekeepers of the celestial abode of Lord Vishnu, were cursed to be born as demons by the Lord for the disprespect they showed to some visiting sages. They were born as Hiranayakasipu and Hiranyaksha to the sage Kasyapa and grew into mighty demon lord bent upon disturbing the peace of the world. The younger of the two, Hiranyakasha, seized the earth and carried it to another region. Continue reading

18Jun/17
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Sri Kalahastheeswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Srikalahasthi

Srikalahasthi Temple History

Srikalahastheeswaraswamivari Temple is one of the most ancient and historical Saivet temple in India. This temple was constructed by the Chola King, Rajendra Chola . Vayu is incarnated as Lord Shiva and worshipped as Kalahasteeswara. Goddess Parvathi devi is worshiped here as Gnanaprasunambika. Continue reading

18Jun/17
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Sri Veeravenkata Satyanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Annavaram

Annavaram Temple History

Annavaram is one of the most famous Holy Shrines in India and enjoying second place after Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is built in the Dravidian style. The glory and richness of Lord SATYADEVA was widely described in Revakhanda of Skandapuranam. Continue reading

17Jun/17
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Sri Venkateswra Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Dwaraka Tirumala

Dwaraka Tirumala Temple History

This pilgrimage center is called “Dwaraka Tirumala” after the great saint, “Dwaraka” who located the self manifested idol of Lord “Sri Venkateswara” after severe penance in a ‘Valmikam’ (ant hill). The devotees call Sri Venkateswara as Kaliyuga Vaikunta Vasa. This place is also called “Chinna Tirupati”.

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As per Sastras North Indian rivers like Ganges and Yamuna are considered to be more and more holy as they go up to the origin and south Indian rivers like Krishna and Godavari are more and more holy as they go down the river to its mouth to the Sea. It is why there are numerous shrines and holy bathing ghats, at close intervals, on both sides of the great grand rivers Krishna and Godavari in their lower regions. The region covered by our Dwaraka Tirumala is commanding the top most conspicuous position in India, being garlanded by these two great Indian rivers Krishna and Godavari, as pointed out by Brahma Purana.

The devotees who wish to go and offer their donations, or tonsures or any other offerings to Lord Venkateswara, Lord of Tirumala Tirupati, called as “Pedda Tirupati”, due to some reason, if they are unable to go there, they can offer their donations, prayers and worship in Dwaraka Tirumala temple. Dwaraka Tirumala is a famous temple from the ancient times. According to some Puranas, the temple is popular even in Kruta yuga and is still attracting the devotees. According to Brahma Purana, Aja Maharaja, the Grand father of Lord Sri Rama also worshiped Lord Venkateswara for his marriage. On his way to the ‘Swayamvaram’ of Indumati, he passed by the temple. He did not offer prayers in the temple. The bride Indumati garlanded him, but he had to face a battle with the kings who came to the Swayamvaram. He realized that the battle was thrust on him for ignoring the temple on the way. After realizing this, Aja Maharaja prayed to the Lord Venkateswara. Suddenly the kings stopped the battle.It is a great wonder to see two main idols under one Vimana Sikharam. One idol is a full and complete statue. The other is a half statue of the upper portion of the form of the Lord. The upper potion of the form is a self-manifested idol located by Sage “Dwaraka”. The saints of the yore felt the prayers to the Lord are not complete without worshipping His holy feet. So, the saints joined together and installed a full statue behind the self-manifested idol, to worship the feet of the Lord according to Vaikhanasa Agamam.It is believed that the prayers to the smaller statue of the Lord will lead to Moksha, and the big form stands for Dharma, Artha and Kama. The Tiru kalyanotsavam is celebrated twice a year. One for the self-manifested idol in the month of “Vaisakha” and the other for the installed idol in the month of “Aswayuja”.

Website @ http://www.apendowments.gov.in/dwarakatirumala/