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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

It appears that once Ramabhoja, while ploughing the land to making it fit for sacrificial ground, a serpant hit by the tip of the plough died on the spot. To expiating the sin, he built four shrines in the four corners of the Shivalli village. And one more in the centre of the village and worshipped Parasurama in the form of Sivalinga installing it on silver seat. This legend accounts for the origin of the temple, now called Anantheswara which has another interesting version emphasizing this place as Hariharakshetra. Incidentally it traces the purport of Parasurama's birth too. When the kshatrias, the ruling clan abusing the power perpetrated heinous crimes, Lord Maha Vishnu descended as Parasurama to eradicating the unjust sovereignty.He learnt then the art of archery from Lord Siva. Soon after accomplishing the objective Parasurama decided to get himself identified with the Sivalinga so that both the teacher and the taught would receive prayers jointly and simultaneously by the devotees. He merged in the Sivalinga. And so the Sivalinga was called Anantheswara. This establishes the cosmic truth that both Siva and Vishnu are one, and justifies the attribute Mahadeva applicable to both Siva and Vishnu. Hence the glorification in Vishnu Sahasranam, mentioning as "Adideevo mahadeevoo deeveesoo deevabhrd guruh".

 

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Antiquity
The Glory Of Udipi Pg1
You are Here! The Glory Of Udipi Pg2
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The Madvasarovara Legend
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Paryaya And Its Necessity
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