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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

THE PRESENT TEMPLE

The Dwarakanath Mandir lies on the bank of Gomati, precisely at the point of its confluence with the sea. It is 50 meter high and the highest of its kind in India. Tradition records of its being built in a single night. The tall tapering spires are supported - by 60 columns and the exterior is embellished with rich sculpture. It is built on an elevated spacious ground with flights of stairs on all sides and surrounded by two high walls with adequate space between them for circumambulation. Its grandeur is heightened by its tall majestic, seven storied tower, measuring about 140 feet in height. It is a landmark imbued with spirituality by its saffron flag atop fluttering always and is visible to people far off, say some 20 miles even. This magnificent tower rises over the large Mandap of five storeys and a huge dome supported by sixty pillars inside. On the outer side, it is beautified with sculptural adornments of rare craftsmanship that attract both theists and tourists. Around the sanctum sanctorum there are many minishrines dedicated to Trivikram,
Pradyumna and Kuseswara Mahadeo. Pilgrims normally visit everyone of them before entering the main Mandir. The Sarada Peetha established by his Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya lies next to Trivikram shrine and it is receiving equal and undivided attention, though Saivatc traditions are followed here. As a matter of fact it has become an integral part of the Dwarakadish shrine, thereby emphasizing the essential harmony prevailing in this divya thirlha. There is a small Durga shrine near the entrance lying far below the ground level, and appearing as if it is Patala Durga. The broad stairs provided enable the devotees to reach the feet of the Jaganmatha for offering, prayers and receiving Her blessings, and frankly speaking its oddity of location draws everyone to Her feet without exception.

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