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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
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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

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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MOTHER CHAMUNDESWARI OF MYSORE

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The descent of Mother Parvathi here to assuming the form of Chamundeswari has a fascinating background and it begins with the birth of Mahishasura. Many legends trace the origin of this demon King, but are at variance with one another. Devi Bhagavatha and Skanda purana embody long accounts of this place - his capital. The birth of Mahishasura itself has different versions. 

According to one version, Diti, the Mother of demons and wife of Kasyapa grieved over the destruction of her sons incessantly at the hands of Devendra. Though each obtained numerous boons by penance and austerities from the Highest Trio, they could not live longer, nor made a mark as adorable persons. By some error or other they were not blessed with good boons, and on every occasion they were tricked into choosing something that brought their ruination. With a view to getting immortality for her progeny and sovereignty over the worlds, particularly over Devendra, she took a decision of pleasing the Highest with vigorous penance. Accordingly she went to a deep forest for doing penance. She selected a sublime place beside the ashram of Suparsva. As her penance progressed there emerged heat from her body and it started sending out hot winds that affected his asram. He bore it for sometime but the inmates of his asram and surroundings felt life unbearable. His endurance too crossed the bounds. 

 

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