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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

ANTIQUITY

In the beginning, according to tradition, Kashmir valley was a lake, called 'Sati-saras, named after Parvathi, the consort of Lord Maheswar. This was the habitat of dreadful demons, the sworn enemies of amaras and humans. Their existence was a perennial threat to people living nearby, as they were cannibals and delighted at - the suffering of living beings. Pitying their misery, Kasyapa, the great humanist sage destroyed the entire race along with their Jalodbhava. Later, he converted this .place of Himavan, the father of Parvathi into a land and named it Kashmir Mandal. In course of time, many shrines of great spiritual significance were built by kings of Kashmir both for Siva and Vishnu. As their number increased rapidly, they covered almost all the space, and many thirthas were discovered to the extent that there was nut an inch space that is not dedicated either to Vishnu or Siva. Amarnath, the sacred thirtha kshetra dedicated to lord Maheswar lops the list and lies at a distance of about 100 kms to the north-cast of Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir. And it is made popular by the theist kings of Kashmir by their humanist ministrations. Kalhan's master-piece Raja Tarangani, the veritable treasure house of the history of Kashmir kings and their rule deals with the origin of Amarnath in detail, and throws light on the yatra to that Himalayan abode of Lord Maheswar.

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About Amarnath
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You are Here! Antiquity
Origin of the Kashmir..Pg1
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