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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
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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Bhagavan Kedareswar is accessible for worship by mortals from April - the time when the sun enters Mesha, or Aries in Vaisakha to October. when he leaves for Scorpio. During the winter, Kedar Prabhu is worshipped by gods exclusively: and at, that time a replica of the Lord is worshipped by humans at Ukimath, lying at a distance of 60 K.m. from the shrine :hence for mortals Ukimath is the permanent seat of worship. When the temple is closed, the priests reside at Guptasaki and Ukimath. The speciality of the priests is that they claim descent from the Rawals - the High Priests appointed by the Adi Sankara himself choosing from amongst Kerala brahmins of pure Aryan origin. Thus, the Namboodri brahmins are still holding the holy post. As the temple was consecrated by Adi Sankara to making the holy shrine holier, the holier image holiest by worshipping the most compassionate at this !unique place, it has acquired supreme significance thenceforth. Staunch Saivites offer very many types of poojas with great fervor. Normal kinds. of course. are the morning and the evening ones. The morning pooja is called Nirvan Darsan and the evening one Shringar Darsan. The several poojas, like Subh prabhat. Balbhog, Mahabhishek, Rudrabhishek. Ashtohar, Siva Sahasranam. Siva Mahima Stotra and Ekanta Seva are offered everyday. The shrine attracts lakhs of pilgrims during Kumbha Mela at Haridwar, when Jupiter stays in Acquaries once every twelve years. The Ardhra Kumbha Mela also brings the same number and the pilgrims normally visit this after their prayers at Haridwar. Read for more about the holy temple.


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