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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 MANJUNATH OF DHARMASTHALA

ORIGIN OF THE DIVINITY OF THE KSHETRA

The sacred land now called Dharmasthala went by the name of Kuduma, an integral part of Mallarmadi village belonging to the Revenue Taluq of Belthangady of the South Canara district of the former princely state of Mysore. Kuduma, etmyologically means a place where giving charity - dana predominated over all other things. It was a Jain Kshetra then, where many pious families lived in amicability under the chieftancy of one of the most pious jain families of Ammu Devi Ballalthi with her husband Birmanna Perggade in their simple residence called Nelyadibeedu. They were renowned for their religiocity and were held in high esteem by the entire community. They were worshipping Chandranathaswamy in a small Basadi with great piety. They cared more for the spiritual progress of their followers than for their material advancement. So, spiritual activities went on to the contentment of all; why to the total satisfaction of the celestials, who feeling highly gratified with the exemplary life of that dharmika couple decided to invest them with absolute authority of ruling the land and to making it an earthly Dharmapitha.

 

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