Trilinga Kshetras

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Trilinga Kshetras is located in India
Bhimeswaram
Bhimeswaram
Srisailam
Srisailam
Kaleswaram
Kaleswaram
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Locations of Trilinga Kshetras
Trilinga Kshetras is located in Andhra Pradesh
Bhimeswaram
Bhimeswaram
Srisailam
Srisailam
Kaleswaram
Kaleswaram
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Locations of Trilinga Kshetras

The etymology of Telugu is thought to have been derived from trilinga, as in Trilinga Desa, "the country of the three lingas". According to a Hindu legend, Shiva descended as linga on three mountains namely, Kaleswaram in Telangana, Srisailam in Rayalaseema and Bhimeswaram in Coastal Andhra, which marked the boundaries of the Telugu country.[1]

In Andhra Kaumudi, a Telugu grammar book it was mentioned that Āndhra Viṣhṇu having built an immense wall, connecting Sri Sailam, Bhimeswaram, and Kaleswaram, with the Mahendra hills, formed in it three gates, in which the three eyed Ishwara, bearing the trident in his hand and attended by a host of divinities resided in the form of three lingams. Āndhra Viṣhṇu assisted by divine angels having fought with the great giant Nishambhu for thirteen yugas killed him in battle and took up his residence with the sages on the banks of the river Godavari, since which time, the Andhra country has been named Trilingam.[2]

Kshetram Name Deity Name District Region State
Kaleswaram Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy Karimnagar District Telangana Telangana
Bhimeswaram Bhimeswara Swamy East Godavari District Coastal Andhra Andhra Pradesh
Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Kurnool District Rayalaseema Andhra Pradesh


References[edit]

  1. ^ Grierson, G.A. (1967). Linguistic Survey of India. Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass. p. 576. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  2. ^ A Grammar of Teloogoo Language - A D Campbell , introduction.