Once upon a time Andhra province was described as the territory between Kalahasthi in the South, Srisailam in the West and Kotilinga Kshethram in the North. Since the territory of the Telugu speaking people was described with in the boundaries of these three linga temples, Thrilinga, those people were known as people from the Thrilinga desam and later it was corrupted to Telugu Desam. The Telugu language gives prominence to Shiva and unlike in other parts of India, the Telugu children start their Vidyabhiyasam, by reciting the Shivapanchaksharam which is an invocation to Lord Shiva.
Another peculiarity of the Andhra lipi, is unlike the Tamil lipi, the curvatures of the letters are towards the Vamabhagam or the left. And since Parasakthi is on the left side of Parameshwara, the letters used in the Srichakram for Parasakthi is always in Telugu.
We may have come across a word in Sanskrit "Akshamalai". It has nothing to do with eyes, a general mis-conception by the so called western scholars in Indian Languages. Because Aksha also denotes the eyes. Sanskrit has 50 letters starting from A (aa) to Ksha. Something like A to Z in English; from beginning to end or in Sanskrit A-kaarathi Ksha-kaarantham. Most Rudraksha malas for meditation are made of 50 rudraksha beads, with a big rudraksha bead as the fifty-first one, known as the Meru.
People who use the rudraksha beads to count the number of times they have recited the Mantra, would count from meru to meru and without crossing the meru would reverse the rotation ending in a hundred time ( Avarthi) repetition of the Mantras.
The sanskrit word 'Pravalam' is the Tamil 'Pavazham', 'Pakatalu' in Telugu and 'Havala' in Kannada. This is what I would call the genius of the language - Jagatguru Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peedatheeswara Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal. - Voice of God - Vol II compiled by R. Ganapathi from the Swamiji's discourses.
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