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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 MAHABALESWAR OF GOKARNAM

FAMOUS THIRTHAS

This Gokarna kshetra is famous for many sacred thirthas too. Both atop the hill, on the shore and around the hill there are several punya thirthas, and they are associated with gods and goddesses. Koti Thirtha and Gogarbha Thirtha are located on the hill. The Rama Thirtha lying on the shore near the hill has a great pull; for, it is associated with Sri Rama. According to the story, Sri Rama is said to have stayed here worshipping Gokarneswar for sometime to expiate the sin of Narahatya - killing of Ravana and his company. He was then bathing daily in this thirtha, hence the name and sanctity. Nearby this are found Sita and Lakshmna thirthas. And they are so named because of the fact of their taking bath in them, so visit-worthy. All pilgrims invariably take bath in every one of them, offering pindas to the manes, and giving hair. Along with them sea bath is common to all the visiting public and this tradition is honoured and the rituals observed with utmost sincerity.

 

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