Pushpagiri: A Hari-Hara Kshetram, Centuries-old History and a Unique Sreechakra

Pushpagiri, a small village in Cuddapah District of Andhra Pradesh, India, is one of the significant shrines in South India, with the history dating back to pre-vedic times. Pushpagiri (Pushpa=Flower and Giri=Hill), once called Kampalle, derived its name from an act by Lord Garuda, the vehicle-god of Lord Vishnu. To save his mother from his stepmother Kadhru, Garuda accepts his stepmothers’ wish of getting Amrutham/ holy nectar. Following this, Garuda wins a fight with King Indra (the heaven king) and wins the holy nectar. Continue reading “Pushpagiri: A Hari-Hara Kshetram, Centuries-old History and a Unique Sreechakra”

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