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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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There exists another famous temple lying to the south, dedicated to Mahabaleswar. It was built by Hoyasala king Vishnuvardhana in 1128. The Vijayanagar king beautified both these shrines in 1620, and made endowments enough for carrying on the regular prayer services. It was during the regime ofWodeyars, these temples received royal patronage that metamarphosed them into gigantic structures with additions, renovations etc. In 1820 Krishna Raja Wodeyar applied his hand - it was a Midas touch to speak the truth - a tall tower went up piercing into the sky proclaiming, as it were, his munificence .and the new charm it emitted from the extentions made. Prior to it also many additions were made by the Wodeyars. During the tenure of Dodda Deva Raja, building of steps, numbering 1000 was undertaken and was completed in 1659. The huge 16 foot high Nandi installed on the way came into being then. His munificence manifested itself in numerous architectural adornments made him immortal. During the Haidarali's time, the evil practices of animal sacrifice etc. were stopped. Many donations in the form of vessels, vahanas, jewels were liberally given by, both the ruling princes and thriving theists. Archives are preserving many inscriptions and farmanas recounting in detail all that was endowed and donated to the temple from time to time and the datewise record speaks the glory of this hill and the boons granted to the adorers.  


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