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The Temples Of North-East India
The Temples of North-West India - Index The Author
Invocation Foreword
Prologue Yatra And Its Importance
Somanath Dwaraka
Mathura Amritsar
Kurukshetra Mount Abu
Ambaji Pushkar - Raj
Mata Vaishnodevi Mandir Amarnath
Some Shrines Superb
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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AMARNATH
The Waxing and Waning Sivalinga of Amarnath

THE CAVE AND THE SNOW LINGA

On the auspicious Sravana Purnima day, the party after purging of their impurities sticking on to body, mind and soul in the river Amaravathi also called Amaraganga enters the cave to greet its eyes with the holy snow image of Siva lingo. This sacred cave is about 171 feet high and NO feet broad. The walls arc moist and appear to have been made, of gypsum. The ceiling is leaky except for a small area. There are two holes in the northern wall from which snow white water drops trickel down and form into ice as soon as they fall. Of the two, one hole is slightly bigger and right below it is the huge Sivalinga measuring about 3 yards in height formed by the snow water dripping from the roof. To the right of Iinga, there is another formation of Snow lingo and it is called the image of Parvathi, and to the left is Ganesh's image formed likewise. The devout pilgrims offer obeisance to the snow images with all due fervour. Several types of prayer services and rituals are performed with the aid of priests.

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