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Pilgrimages and Temples of Andhra Pradesh


1. Pilgrimages and Temples by Deities:

  1. Vishnu: Tirumala - Venkateshwara Temple (Chittoor district): A Swayam Vyakta Kshetra and a Divya Desam [Thiruvenkatam Divya Desam] (DD-75)
    - Where Lord Vishnu manifested as Venkateshwara and married Devi Padmavathy. (Skanda Purana - Venkatachala Mahatmya)
  1. Varaha: Ahobilam - Varaha Narasimha Temple (Kurnool district): A Divya Desam [Thiru Singavelkundram Divya Desam] (DD-74)
    - Where Lord Narasimha manifested as Varaha Narasimha.
  2. Varaha: Tirumala - Adi Varaha Temple (Chittoor district): A Divya Desam [Thiruvenkatam Divya Desam] (DD-75)
    - Lord Varaha appeared at Venkatachala before Lord Venkateshwara. (Skanda Purana - Venkatachala Mahatmya)
  3. Varaha: Simhachalam - Varaha Narasimha Temple (Vishakhapatnam district)
    - A famous pilgrimage of Varaha Narasimha.
  1. Narasimha: Ahobilam - Nava Narasimha Temples (Kurnool district): A Divya Desam [Thiru Singavelkundram Divya Desam] (DD-74)
    - Where Lord Narasimha manifested in nine forms.
  2. Narasimha: Simhachalam - Varaha Narasimha Temple (Vishakhapatnam district)
    - A famous pilgrimage of Varaha Narasimha.
  3. Narasimha: Mangalagiri - Panakala Narasimha Temple (Guntur district)
    - A famous pilgrimage of Lord Narasimha.
  1. Shiva: Srisailam - Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba Temple (Kurnool district): A Jyotirlinga [Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga] (JL-2) and a Paadal Petra Sthalam [Thirupparuppadam] (PP-10.1)
    - Where Shiva and Parvati came to see their son Kumara and abided as Jyoti. (Shiva Purana)
  2. Shiva: Sri Kalahasti Srikalahasteeshwarar Temple (Chittoor district): A Pancha Bhoota Sthalam [Vayu] (PB-4) and a Paadal Petra Sthalam [Thirukkalathi] (PP-3.19)
    - Where spider Sri, serpent Kala and elephant Hasti worshipped Lord Shiva.
  1. Parvati: Srisailam - Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba Temple (Kurnool district): A Shakti Peetha [Srishaila Shakti Peetha] (SP-27)
    - Where the Griva (Neck) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  2. Parvati: Godavari Tir Devi Vishwesi (East Godavari district): A Shakti Peetha [Godavari Tir Shakti Peetha] (SP-41)
    - Where the Ganda (Cheek) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)



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