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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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TALAKAVERI & ITS GLORY

They are holy shrines in the proximity of this sacred origin. The shrine dedicated to Viswanatha resembles the shrines of North India; the presiding deity is called Viswanatha. In addition to the august Sivalinga, there are many adorable images of Vinayaka, Dandapani, Dundi Vigneswara, Kalabhairava besides Mother Visalakshi - all wrought in stone and are majestic and soul lifting, when viewed and worshipped. With the assemblage of all these deities here at one place has given it the honorific name of this kshetra as Dhakshanakasi. There is another shrine called Saktalaya, where the Akhandajyoti is installed. It burns throughtout the year - all the 365 days, without a break for any reason what so ever. Will the eternal lamp ever prefer a holiday? Does it require an eight-hour shift? If preferred, well the whole world plunges into darkness to perish. Another object that attracts the visitors is the Aswarthavriksha with a niche for Aswartanarayana. People circumambulate it after taking bath. Just above, at about 150 feet high there lie seven kundas where Saptarishis performed yagnas in the dim past after penance. The association of several luminaries of both legends and histories sanctifies it.  

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About  Talakaveri & Its Glory
Introduction Pg1
Introduction Pg2
Uniqueness Pg1
Uniqueness Pg2
Antiquity
The Birth Of Cauvery Pg1
The Birth Of Cauvery Pg2
The Sayana...Pg1 
The Sayana...Pg2 
The Source Pg1
You are Here! The Source Pg2
Bhimakallu
The Salam Kallu 
Festivals
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