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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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AMBAJI
The Renowned Sakti Peetha of Gujarat 

This worship was popularized by Nagar Brahmins, who enjoyed political ascendancy in 8th century A.D. It is said that the present temple was built by them then. The Nagar Brahmins as records corroborate worshipped Ambaji in an especial manner worthy of emulation. 'they established special sanbhas in Sravan and I3hadrapad, the most auspicious months for the MOTHER and celebrated festivals in grandiose manner that brought them honour and recognition. Their present position and prestige are entirely due to the ardor they displayed then, and it is still continuing. The rulers that succeeded them ruling the Danta territory, as it was called then, accelerated it with fitting endowments and building activities. Many of the kshatrapa, Vallabi and Solanki kings were Saivates and endeavoured their best to propagate Sakti and Pasupata cults with equal fervour. So it is no wonder that for four centuries from 10th to 14th Gujarat became the strong hold of Siva and Sakti cults. The temples of Somanath and Ambaji stand as the exemplary hold they had over both mass and class of bygone days.

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Rana Pratap's Episode
Vimal shah's Episode
The Cowherd's Episode
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