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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

During the heyday of its glory, it was deemed as the foremost centre of pilgrimage. With the bounteous patronage by the renowned kings, it flourished as a centre of Vedantic philosophy and produced many philosophical works.This archamurthi of Anantheswara was variously called as Anantapadmanabha and Anantasayana, and they refer to Lord Vishnu since Anantha is one of the attributes of Lord Vishnu. It was called by the name of Anantheswara due to the fact of Lord Vishnu's enshrining in Sivalinga. This too has interesting back ground. According to the belief current here that the venerable father of Madvacharya worshipped the Sivalinga seeing in him Lord Vishnu and addressed it as Bhujangasayana. He did penance and availed the darsan of Lord Vishnu seated on the sesha in his dream; soon after the birth of son, he installed the idol of Ananthapadmanabha here to commemorate the vision of Lord Vishnu he was blessed with in his dream. It can be adduced that worshipping of Siva and Vishnu in one and the same image was in practice here since the ancient times.

 

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