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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 NARASIMHA OF KARPARA KSHETRA

The garbhagrihas are built around them. Its access is limited to priests. But in certain places the pedestals are built outside, and the archamurthis - presiding deities placed e n them are adored with redoubled fervor by one and all, perhaps due to easy visibility and instant accessibility. Strange to see some presiding deities are placed in the open-exposed to elements eternally. Stranger it is to see them installed amidst water, perhaps it is the strangest to hear and see them on the tree tops, or between branches. How curious! Doesn't this location seem incongruous?

Inscrutable are the ways of gods, and mysterious are the whims of mortals, who dream and install the deities in the open and amidst strange places, as exemplified by the installation of Mother Kali's image on a tree in Bengal. It is worshipped with all paraphernalia, as done to the deities in the temples, despite placed atop the trunk and surrounded by water moreover. In the down south too, here are some examples of the icons of worshipful deities installed on the braches of trees. 

 

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