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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 RANGANATHA OF SRIRANGAPATTANA

THE ARCHAMURTHI

In the garbhagriha there greets the visitors with a huge image of Lord Ranganatha in the recumbant pose, but with a difference. Normally, Ranganatha's image is adorned with Brahma seated on a lotus sprouting from the navel. In ere it is conspicuous' by its absence. Another surprise that it springs up here is the absence of Sridevi and Bhudevi ) normally found in all the Ranganatha temples. Here strangely enough, the image of Mother Cauvery is installed at his feet in a sitting pose with a lotus in her hand representing her adoration, and Mahavishnu's compassion in receiving her into his Sannidhi without providing space for Sridevi and Bhudevi, his own consorts. The image of Goutama is placed near the archamurthi indicating thereby his vastalya and asritapakshapatha, as a matter of fact. It only heightens his status and wrings veneration. This unique feature is a plus  point not found anywhere in the Ranganatha alayas existing Bharatha Varsha. 

 

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About  Lord Ranganatha Of Srirangapattana
Introduction
Uniqueness Pg1
Uniqueness Pg2
Antiquity Pg1
Antiquity Pg2
Emergence... Pg1
Emergence... Pg2
The Sage Kaveru....
Historicity
The Temple Complex Pg1
The Temple Complex Pg2
You are Here! The Archamurthi Pg1
The Archamurthi Pg2
The Archamurthi Pg3
The Archamurthi Pg4
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