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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

PARASURAMA EPISODE

The kshetra goes by and other name of Parasuram kshetra. It has an odd background too. Parasurama the sixth incarnation of Lord Sri mannarayana is a man of strange oppsotes and wild extremes., either in his attitude towards his family members or others. At the bidding of his father he severed with his potent parasu the head of Renukadevi, his own mother without remorse. But when asked to express his desire for boons, he opted for the life of his mother. It was granted and the mother was rejuvenated, but the sin of killing mother could never be expiated until and unless he undergoes due prayaschitta. He was advised penance and bhupradakshana. Going round and round, he came to Garalapura, and attracted by the sublimity of the thick wood, he decided to begin his tapas here. Before that he started clearing the thick wood to making his seat. Unfortunately Lord Mahavishnu who was doing penance then received the blow of his parasu. Blood flowed down. Seeing it, Parasuram was paralyzed and grieved. Then said Mahavishnu to him to bring Smritika - soil from the spot where Kesi was killed and that would stop bleeding. And also help to reliving him from the sin of matricide. He fetched it in a flash, and when applied, the flow was stopped anon. He too felt the weight of matricide removed there. Thus a pinch of soil of this punyadham is capable of removing sins and relieving one from the distress of ailments. As Parasuram lived and was relieved here, this kshetra was called Parasuram kshetra too. Legends embody this in detail to attracting people for expiation of sins and alleviation of pain as well.

                              

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