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Asoka Priyadarsin
Index Author
Foreword  Opinion 
Preface  Prologue 
As A Youth  As A Monarch 
As A Warrior  As A Preacher 
As A Builder  As An Administror 
As A Father  As A Brother 
As A Teetotaller  As A Patron 
As A Pilgrim  Epilogue
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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PREFACE

Further, to keep pace with the varying moods of the hero. I effected a change in my narration. So, the style swings between rhetoric and dramatic and tends to become didactic. I hope, it has! Hence the occasion for fear. For, didactic literature seldom adorns the hands of modem readers. They dare not allow it to enter into their heads, but rest their heads comfortably upon it. Besides my fear is justly fortified by John Walcott's dictum:

"Deal not in history, often have I said; It will prove a most unprofitable trade".

The history business has thus become a bootless undertaking. It serves neither. "Is it a case for abandoning the study of history"? My query was at once met with an emphatic 'NO' that silenced me for over.

On dispassionate thinking, I found justification of my urge, since, 'history' alone points out the right direction and puts us on the rosy path of ethereal bliss. Living as we do in this transition period, punctuated by mounting tension and unending upheavals, hurling us head-long into the abominable abyss, we are particularly bound to imbibe its spirit in right earnest without loss of- time. Right understanding of its all inspiring message for a passionate desire to whole-hearted implementation, is the only answer that heals all the ills and evils of this mundane machine age.

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