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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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LORD CHENNAKESAVA OF BELUR

The versatile Santala Devi, the queen - consort of Bittideva, the-illustrious Hoyasla king confessed - "Vishnu is the God, of course, but I am fond of adoring Lord Jina - Vishnu daivam, Jinanatham tanagendu aptam". What transpired between Bittideva and Ramanuja, when they met first at Tonnur, near Melkote records are silent, but the impact is tremendous, more on religion than on anything else. Slowly the Jain patron found himself drifting towards Vaishnavism. It was at this moment, he chanced to visit the Mahalakshmi temple at Doddagaddavalli in Hassan district, built by a merchant. Its architectural splendor exuding sculptural profusion deliberately employed to play a predominant role touched his heart and moved him most. And it became a turning point in his life. His faith in Jainism shaken due to the contact of the Acharya slowly solidified into dynamic Vaishnavism. Soon he launched the construction programme on a scale gigantic, and vigour unheard of. 

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