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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
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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

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Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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The word 'Chamundi Betta' at its very mention projects on our mental screen, a little but lovely hillock lying at about 2 KM south-cast of the fort of Mysore city, the erstwhile capital of the former princely state of Mysore - now called Karnataka. It is the most conspicuous land mark, quite visible for miles around Mysore, one of the flourishing capitals called Mahishasurapura, ruled by Mahishasura, a formidable demon in the dim past. This rocky hillock raising to a height of 3489 feet above the sea level with precipitous sides and a sacred shrine atop has a glorious past, and its outstanding contribution to the prosperity of the city and the surrounding region is embedded in several legends and countless hymns and songs. The imposing height of its tower and enormous dimensions dominate the landscape around and lend an ethereal charm to the city of Mysore - a corrupt form of Mahishasurapura.

This pretty hill etched its glorious image on the pages of legends and history, as many mighty princes emptied their treasuries to sanctity its eminence, dignify its glory, magnify its topography and beautify its surface with several sculptural embellishments. As it enjoyed royal patronage in the form of gigantic structures and palatial buildings, its glamour has never worn off, nor status diminished with the passage of centuries. 


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