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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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Of the festivals celebrated, the Tulasankrama falling in the month of October tops the list. It is called the Cauvery Jatra or Cauvery Pushkar. It is celebrated on the exact moment when the Sun enters intothe sign of Libra. Whether it is day or night, people in their lakhs await this auspicious moment and at the right time enter the big pond for holy bath with a zeal as great as the members gather on the bank, which normally exceeds lakhs; for, there prevails a custom in the whole of Mercara that each house must send two pilgrims to the temple on this day invariably. This tradition has been followed with great rigidity, as it were, since the beginning. After ducking in the water and sipping the thirtha thrice, they emerge and offer dhakshana to the priests sitting on the bank, who sprinkling a few drops of chanted water mutter some slokas that are efficiacious to the theists. The bathers collect some water from the tank to taking it home for distribution among their friends and relatives. These festivals last for a month normally, of course with decreasing strength of visitors along with the sanctity as well. All along the road from Bhagamandal to Talakaveri, Peddlars with a wide variety of their wares do a roaring business, during the season. The beggars and sanyasis too amass fabulous wealth then. This uniqueness either in the number of shrines at the source, celebration of festivals is not or found anywhere to any river. So is the perennial charm it is holds on religionists. A visit - worthy thritha kshetra. A soul-lifting experience to be cherished for ever.

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