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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 Sangh, as the pilgrims of the party arc called, starts from Srinagar and trek a distance of 13 km. On the first day, and camp at Pampur overnight. Avantipur is the second stop that lies at a distance of 13 km. The third one is, Bribihara. From here the party passes Via Anant Nag, Gautama Nag and arrive at Mattan, a corrupt form of Martand. It is a Surya Kshetra of great renown. The party is given ceremonial welcome here. The celebrated Surya shrine lying on lofty plateau commanding excellent scenic splendour enthralls the pilgrims and wrings veneration by its architectural marvel and spiritual aroma. And it is styled as "the architectural lion of Kashmir", as it is famous for graceful colonnade of 84 columns, artistic carvings and beautiful arches. It is king Lalitaditya's contribution to art and architecture. Enjoying its beauty and peoples' hospitality it again starts and reaches Asihmukam. The local muslim shrine of great fame here receives pilgrims' veneration. The Muslims of this place and the nearby Batkut village arc held in high esteem, and they are given one third of the cash offerings of the Amarnath temple. They are highly religious and are very friendly to Hindus. Their Catholicity and humanism are primarily responsible for peaceful journey to Amarnath; for, it is by their labour alone roads are laid out and tents are pitched up for pilgrims comfort. They are patronized by kings from time to time, when clearance of jungles and laying of roads to Amarnath Cave are undertaken.

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About Amarnath
Uniqueness..Pg1
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Antiquity
Origin of the Kashmir..Pg1
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Historicity
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The Holy Trek..Pg4
The Holy Trek..Pg5
The Cave And...Pg1
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