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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 

VIMALSHAH'S EPISODE

The famous Vimal Shah of Sourastra, a minister under Solanki rulers was a devotee and builder of unparalleled renown. Gujarat history shows that no single individual had biflt so great a number of shrines and such masterpieces at it, as he did. The Dilwara temple on Mount Abu, his immortal contribution to religion is standing now as a sweet poem in white marble that makes even the divine architect Viswakarma confess his inability to come nearer to it in sculptural marvels. It is recorded that his passion for building
was monumental and it was appeased only when he completed 360 temples-all of unique excellence and unheard of beauty. As his unquenchable thirst for Jainism was so great he built 360 Jain temples alone at Kumbaria, only 3 miles off the Ambaji shrine. When his hopeless zeal reached the apex, he disgraced Ambika and at a particular festival, he incurred her wrath in not acknowledging her grace. Soon the universal MOTHER asserted and saw him bite the dust-she destroyed 355 out of 360 temples of great wonder. Apprehending danger to his life, Vimal Shah jumped into the crypt of Ambaji temple and ran all through the under ground passage till he emerged on the Mount Abu. She regretted when she returned to normalcy, and she advised him in dream to build one temple on Abu and dedicate it to Adinath, the illustrious Jain. Thus came into existence, Dilwara shrine, the incomparable stone temple and the alltime wonder in the realm of sculpture. Needless to say, all but due to the grace of Ambaji. Is not Her fearful aspect too be reckoned with?

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About Ambaji
Uniqueness..Pg1
Uniqueness..Pg2
Uniqueness..Pg3
Sources
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Rana Pratap's Episode
You are Here! Vimal shah's Episode
The Cowherd's Episode
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The Temple..Pg1
The Temple..Pg2
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