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The Temples Of North-West 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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DWARAKA 
The Earthly Abode of Lord Krishna

Another interesting tradition relates to the observance of five Gakaras in this holy city. They are : I. Gomati-bath in the sacred river Gomati; 2. Gomaya-bathing with gomaya cow-dung smeared all over the body; 3.. Godana-gifting of a cow to a deserving brahmin; 4. Gopichandana-bearing the marks of gopichandana on forehead, arms etc, 5. Gopinath darsan-filling the eyes with the lovely image of Sri Krishna. It is said that the darsan of the Dwarakanath is so meritorious and it is equal to performing many types of sacrifices and emptying bags of Dakshina to the brahmins. Skanda Purana which devoted 44 chapters glorifying this thirtha exhorts that the darsan of lord Sri Krishna is so sanctifying that every Hindu worth the description should unfailingly avail -it; and one may afford to bypass the·darsan of the deities at equally important and holy places like Kasi, Kurukshetra, Prabhasa etc. but not here. It is equal to that of the darsan of gods at all the sacred places in India.

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