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Re:Mangalagiri

adiyaen_at_hotmail.com
Date: Wed Mar 14 2001 - 17:42:46 PST

Mangalagiri can be reached easily from Vijayawada and is on the
way to Guntur. This punniya kshestram is one of the five Nrusimha 
kshetrams that lie alongside the Krishanveni river. The other four 
are VedAdri, Mattapally, Vadapally and Kethavaram. 

Mangalagiri is also referred to as Bhatragiri and Bheemathri. 
EmperumAn Sri Lakshmi Nrusimhan has abodes both on top and bottom 
of the mountain. It is believed that Bheema worshipped here. 
Also believed that the Lord was given milk in kruthayugam, honey 
in threthAyugam, ikshusAram (sugarcane juice) in dhvAparayugam 
and kudOthagam (pAnagam) in kaliyugam.

Its true that even the ants and flies are wellbehaved  in not
swarming the pAnagam before nivEdhanam. But they start gathering
around as one descends the holy abode.

44th Jeer of Sri Ahobila mutt in his SripanjAmrutha stOtram writes

  MalOlam praNi pathyAham
    svarna SriNruharimthadhA
  *mangalAthri ramAsimham*
    krushNam narthanagOvitham

Nrusimha bhaktAs visiting Mangalagiri may also want to visit 
Aahiripalli (32 Kms from Vijayawada) aka ShobanAdri to have 
dharshan of RajyaLakshmi Samedha Sri VyAgra Nrusimhan (puli mukam).

adiyEn
Rajagopalan Srinivasan




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