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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

ANTIQUITY

The origin of this mokshapuri dates back to the Tretayuga and begins with Kaikasi episode. Kaikasi was the mother of Ravana; she was very devout and used to offer prayers to Lord Siva on the sea shore, making the linga with sand in the early hours. One day while she was meditating after the ritualistic prayers, turbulent waves rose up violently and washed away the Sivalinga. Dispirited Kaikasi lamenting over it informed her son the havoc wrought by the waves. Perturbed over it, he promised her to bring the Atmalingam of Lord Maheswar itself from Kailas which would excell any other lingam enshrined anywhere, at any time. She blessed him. And awaited that auspicious moment.

Ravana, the personification of perseverance and perversity at once left for Kailas and started doing penance there itself. Given to egoistic adamancy and supererogation, he thought he could win over Lord Maheswar by mere penance, but the Lord was found hard to be pleased with such staff. 

 

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