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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

The afflicted reaching the feet of the Creator sought his intervention for immediate stopping of such acts by killing Kesi. Pleading his inability to the petitioners he took them to Lord Mahavishnu, who listening patiently said that Lord Maheswar alone could accomplish that act. And he followed them along with Brahma. Moved by the pathetic appeals he advised them to start  yagna at the sangam of Kapila and Koundini rivers to attract Kesi there, when he would appear on the scene to destroy him. Satisfied with the assurance and the prospect of peaceful life, they began the yagna with all paraphernalia due.

The egoist Kesi will all his like minds and hordes descended with infinite joy to destroy and delight at the destruction of the yaga. Then appeared there Lord Siva and assumed his rudrarupa, a mere sight would kill the lily-livered. Kesi though not a match to him in prowess put up a tough fight, but was caught by his hair and was hurled into the yagnakunda. Wailing piteously he went up in flames. Strangely enough, the poison that , came out of his burning body began affecting the people who let out cries of agony. Lord Maheswar swallowed it and relieved them from the torturous effects, although he reeled for a while due to its dreadful effects. His compassion thus knows no limits, nor his selflessness ever forgot its duty of rescuing the suffering victims at the right moment. As these acts happened here, the sanctity of Galapuri or Nanjangud mounted higher from age to age without a break or lapse. And it went by the name of Bhukailas, and known as such in all the lokas.

 

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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
You are Here! The Demon Kesi...Pg2
Parasurama Episode 
The Yamadharma- raja's Episode
Haiderali's Episode 
Historicity 
The Temple Complex Pg1
The Temple Complex Pg2
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