Category Archives: Holy Places in India

Shiva Temples in Telugu States.

What does one say of a language and a region, that takes it’s name from a belief that Shiva descended on three mountains there? The ancient name of the Telugu states is Trilinga Desa,  meaning the “Land of the 3 … Continue reading

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Amaravati- The New Capital of Andhra Pradesh

When it comes to the history of Telugu people and their culture, Guntur always has a special significance. The Telugu script that is commonly in use traces back to a small village here called Bhattiprolu, located in the Krishna delta … Continue reading

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Vontimitta Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple

Kadapa, a place normally associated with faction fights, bombs and violence. Thanks to countless Telugu films, Kadapa has come to mean, fierce looking, scowling factionists, who hurl bombs, kill people without batting an eyelid and eat red hot chillies for … Continue reading

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Here they worship the villain….

There is a standard format for all tales and epics. There would be the protagonist(s), supporting characters and the antagonist(s) and at the end, good wins over evil, and the protagonist emerges victorious. Generally, the protagonist would be an embodiment … Continue reading

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Bhadrachalam and Ramadasu

After  Lord Venkateswara, the next most popular God in the Telugu states would have to be Lord Ram himself. The Ramalayas or the Ram temples are pretty much a common sight in almost every village in the Telugu states. The … Continue reading

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Tirupati

Tirupati- The Vatican of Hinduism, The World’s Richest Hindu Temple, A Holy Pilgrimage Center Tirupati- A place that is holy for people of 3 states Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and which is entwined closely with their day to day … Continue reading

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Puri- A trip back in time

In my last article I had written about my trip to Konark and the Sun Temple or Black Pagoda . After finishing our visit to the Sun Temple, we had a lunch at a shack that passed off as a … Continue reading

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