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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

ANTIQUITY

Although the word 'Udipi' seems very simple and palin to hear, it has a very long record of mystic interpretations and legends of kinds many, and forms varied. To begin with, it was known to legends as Rypya pitha, meaning thereby the silver seat - Rajata Pitha, Rajatha being a synonym for Rupya. ,Anandagiri's famous work records this place as Rajatapita. It was called Silver seat for the primary reason that Lord Siva dwelt here on the white hill. There is a legend highlighting the justification of its original name Rupya Pitha. Ramabhoja, the ruling monarch of this region planned to perform a sacrifice. Inviting Parasuram with utmost honour, he requested him to be the chief guest and bless him. When accepted, he made a silver seat for him - Rupya pitha, studded with dazzling gems befitting his august position. After the yagna he prayed him to bless this place flourish in all directions and it be named as Rupya pitha. Pleased most with his humanitarian zeal and incomparible athithiseva, he said 'Thadastu'. His blessings soon bore fruit and it became very famous as Rupya Pitha or Rajata Pitha.

 

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