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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 SRIKANTESWARA OF NANJUNGUD

HAIDERALI'S EPISODE

This is recorded in the Mysore gazette and is preserved in the archives. The incident testified to the fact of the sanctity of the waters of Kapila and the divinity embedded in the archamurthi. The story goes that the royal elephant of Haidarali was affected by eye disease and it lost its sight. Being the favorite of Haider. he spent a lot of time and money too curing it. All systems of medicines were tired and every expert attended on it, but it remained stubborn, loss of sight became total. When worrying about it, Haidarali was advised by a pandit - theist to send his elephant to Nanjangud for spiritual cure, promising that a bath in Kapila and prayer at the temple would certainly bring back sight to the elephant. As he was an enlightened ruler with immense faith in God and respect for other religions, he sent the elephant and made arrangements for its regular bath and due prayer services to the Lord. And a miracle of miracles occurred that cemented the faith of Muslims in Nanjundeswara. After 48 days of bath and prayers with archana, abhisheka etc. the royal pachyderm returned home with full sight, to the publication of all in the court and zenana. The grateful ruler presented an emerald necklace to the Lord as a thanks. giving offering along with many presents. His illustrious son sent later a silver cup set with five kinds of precious stones at the bottom as his appreciation and a mark of adoration. Both these are preserved and used, and are shown to the devotees if requested on their visit. So hoary literature neither boosted the glory of the Lord sans basis, nor resorted to advertising tactics with ulterior motive. Lord Nanjundeswar out of infinite mercy showers boons and lifts the true devotees always. The words impartially and unfailingly deserve to be affixed when remembered his august benevolent auspicious name.

                                             

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About  Srikanteswara Of Nanjungud
Introduction Pg1
Introduction Pg2
The Halahalam Episode Pg1
The Halahalam Episode Pg2
Mother Lakshmi's...
The Demon Kesi...Pg1
The Demon Kesi...Pg2
Parasurama Episode
The Yamadharma- raja's Episode
You are Here! Haiderali's Episode 
Historicity 
The Temple Complex Pg1
The Temple Complex Pg2
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