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Invocation Introduction
Naivedyam First... Prohibition of Elephants
Dancing Around a Tree Uncooked Rice Naivedyam
Krishna's  Preference.... Natakasala Sadya
Ettumanur Valivilakku... Kutalamanikyam Temple
Mangalagiri Kootu Vazhivadu
Triprayar Trissur
Taliparamba Temple Lord Siva Mourning...
Trichambaram  Karhepathar Temple
Yamunotri Temple Kanyakumari
Suchindram Kanipakkam
Sakshi Gopal Mandir Dharmasthala
Rameswaram Temple Palani Temple
Mantralaya Srirangam
Tirukkaikunram Kancheepuram
Melmarvatthur Opiliappan Koil
Vaideeswaran Koil Chidambaram
Tiruvannamalai Kartheeka Deepam
Tirumala Simhachalam
Srisailam Bhadrachalam
Mother Bhavani's.... Tulajapur
Test of Rama's Monogamy Kanakadas Window
Udipi Temple Jejuri
Khandoba Temple Puri Temple
Amarnath Cave Temple Belur Temple
Calcutta Karpara Kshetra
Kedarnath Temple Ujjain Temple
Khatmand Kullu Valley Biliji Mahadev Temple
Unmeltable Ghee Trissur Temple
Worship Offered... Deshnok
Tiruvidaimarudur Uraiyur
Amarnath Tiruchangodu
Tiruchengodu Tiruvamathur
Changing the direction of River
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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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KARHEPATHAR TEMPLE - KHANDOBAS BENIGNTY

After praying to him in the main of temple, we proceed to Karhepather lying far off atop the hill, but connected by a path with the usual dipmalas and arches on the way. As we proceed, we stop at a spot called Ghodeuddan - a sacred spot from where Khandoba jumped to save one of his devotees. It has a story interesting. Tradition says that there was an ardent devotee who visited this temple daily. As he grew old he felt the ascending too difficult, and one day he actually collapsed on the way. He wailed bitterly and prayed soulfully. Khandoba the asritaparijata at once rushed to the spot on his white horse and assured him that he would thenceforward dwell on Gad-Kot lying lower for his easy worship. So saying he jumped from this spot to reach GadKot. The old man hastened to the spot and found two swayambhu lingas there and began his daily worship with reduced hardship. So practically the Kare-pather is more ancient than the Gad-Kot shrine. A shrine is much smaller in size than the one seen. Like its counterpart, it contains a portico, mandap and garbhagriha. Here the image of Lord Khandoba is installed in a niche on the western' wall. It reveals in sitting pose with legs crossed and the hands holding the customary sword, trisula, dhamaru and bowl. It is here on the same pedestal installed the heads of the demons- Mani and Malla as prayed for. Down below this images lie the two lingas representing the Lord and his consort. As in the other shrine, here also there is Rangashila used for bhajan programmes and also images of Hanuman, Rama, Siva, etc.

Location : The temple lies in Jejuri, accessible by four wheelers from Pune, Maharastra.

 

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