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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

In the second prakara, there a separate cell for the famous Alwars and Acharyas3responsible for dissemination of Vaishnava cult through out the length and breadth of the country. Here the craftsmanship of sculptors and artisans, who made the lithic and metalic images of gods arrests attention and demands reverence. The figure of Chakratalvar, another name for Mahavishnu feasts the eyes and lifts the soul. It is certainly a superb sculptural piece. Another object of attraction is the Chaturvimsati pillars placed in front of the entrance, which captivate the viewers and they illustrate the 24 forms of Mahavishnu with labels inscribed below. This uniqueness of this image speaks the patron's spiritual culture and sculptor's artistry. The temple contains a many valuable inscriptions and several precious objects donated by kings. Tippu Sultan's endowments of articles are used and preserved with care due. The time spent in looking at them and admiring the sculptural embellishments is quite paying and elevating too.

 

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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
The Archamurthi Pg1
You are Here! The Archamurthi Pg2
The Archamurthi Pg3
The Archamurthi Pg4
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