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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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Aihole is yet another treasure-trove that you bump against on the way to badami from Hungund, and is only 19km off pattaadakal. There are more than 100 shrines built in the styles of Hoyasala, Buddist Jain, Dravida, Nagara and Rekhanagara. Strangely enough these groups built from 5th century onwards were lying benath the earth till a french archeologist appeared on the scene and brought them to lime light with the help of the willing villagers. So some of them bear the names of the village folk as exemplified by the Surya temple called Barigera temple. Most of them are enshrining Hindu gods like Brahma ridding Swan, Shiva on his vehicle Nandi, Vishnu sitting on the huge Serpent. And they are artistically made. The beautiful Jain Megutt temple built atop the hill lies very close the two-storeyed Buddhist temple, indicating thereby the harmony and tolerance that characterized the people living then, there.


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Melkote Pg1
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