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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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BALAKRISHNA OF UDIPI

SRAVANABELAGOLA

Think of that tiny temple town of Sravanabelagola, there sails then into the orbit of your mental vision, the gigantic monolithic statue of a Jain saint, a like of which has not been erected by any race, at any time, in any place on this terrestrial globe since mankind started chisselling icons out of stones for adoration. And giving artistic representation of the deities, he adores. This rarity of rarities measuring 17.5 m in height, standing on 120 m high hillock was installed as back as some eighteen centuries back, to be precise in 183 AD. This unique towering granite statue of Gomateswara - a monumental sculptural piece carved out of a single rock is a standing testimony of the ace engineering feet of infinite dimensions of the oriental art. Piercing into the eternal blue canopy of the heavens, this gigantic statue dominates the landscape and is visible for many miles around. Celebrated in prose and verse, this spiritual light house as it is fittingly termed is beckoning the thesists and tourists alike to direct their steps towards it to marvel at its size, shape and sculpture. It astonished even the eminent connoisseurs of art, like Fergusson, who expressed his inability of estimating its origin - made atop the hill out of a single boulder or brought from elsewhere.

 

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Antiquity
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The Madvasarovara Legend
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Seva Festivals
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The Advent....
Paryaya And Its Necessity
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