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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
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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Crossing the temple office lying to the right, we reach the eastern entrance passing past the Madvasara. Here the status of Chennakesava is installed at the entrance. When proceeded further we see the pradakshanapatha. And here lies the famous hall of oblation of Fire-god. Next comes the Suryasala intended for the scholars to recite scriptures. It is here the pipers and musicians sit and offer prayers in the evenings. Another sacred small room lying to the west treasures up all the invaluable jewels endowed to the Lord by great rulers from the days of Vijayanagara empire right up to the modern wealthy devotees. A big mantap lying to the right comes next into our view. In between this and garbhagriha there is a small passage and a window. This august window goes by the name of Navagrahakitiki - has nine square holes. And it is through this window alone the visitors see the archamurthi. The garbha griha has no entrance front or back side for public. A curious feature! Everyone - high or low is allowed to avail the darsan of the Lord through this window, covered with artistically carved silver plates.Ah! What a tradition! How unique! Nay, it is unique of uniques never found any where in a Krishna temple and in any point of time. The statues of Jaya Vijaya, the eternal sentinels are seen on either side of this holy window. It is decorated with the carvings of dasavataras of Lord Vishnu.


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About  Balakrishna Of Udipi
Uniqueness Pg1
Uniqueness Pg2
The Glory Of Udipi Pg1
The Glory Of Udipi Pg2
The Glory Of Udipi Pg3
Advent Of Lord....Pg1
Advent Of Lord....Pg2
Advent Of Lord....Pg3
The Temple Pg1
The Temple Pg2
You are Here! The Temple Pg3
The Temple Pg4
The Madvasarovara Legend
Nitya Naimittika....
Seva Festivals
Annual Festivals
The Advent....
Paryaya And Its Necessity
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