ALI.PIRI…THE GATEWAY TO TIRUMALA


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It was during 1783-84 ,  a time when the atrocities of the  foreigners  were unbearable .

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Their  hatred for idol worship made the locals  tremble, not in fear for their lives,

but in fear of the possible damages that the age old  holy idols in their ancient temples would suffer. Drastic measures were made to save the deities  from disrespect.  However the demons used to destroy them and if that was not possible, deface them. The smaller utsavar idols made of the expensive Panchaloha were carried off in large heaps to Delhi, to be melted into new ornaments.

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The priests did their very best to cover the sanctum with bricks and send the smaller idols for safekeeping with trusted families. The forces however, kept driving further  in conquest. People mourned the deaths of their near and dear in the struggle . 

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The invaders were ruthlessly  attacking the temples and looting…

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