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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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MATA VAISHNODEVI MANDIR The Goddess of Trikuta parvat

ORIGIN

The origin is steeped in antique traditional past. Scriptural evidence is too scanty, nor history embodies accounts worthy of mention. Though inscriptional proof eludes the grasp, sculptural evidence establishes the exact time, if applied. Any way, the story handed down from mouth to mouth is enough to draw the devotee to the feet of the MOTHER, since it is imbued with divine mysticism, with concrete proof on the walls of the cave.

It begins - Vaishnodevi was a creature of gods, sent to combat evil, and establish Dharma in the world, and as such she was different from every person in and around her home in the Trikut region, in the dim past. From infancy she had taken fancy for Sri Rama's ideals and developed devotion of a rare kind. Her dedication to Sri Rama grew faster than her age. When time came, she resolved to be celibate, and living for the cause of spiritual progress. Her spiritual maturity brought many admirers and reverent followers. Alas! it brought her 'Yamapasa' too. That veritable yamapasa darted from the lustful eyes of Bhairon, a powerful demon king of that region. Captivated by her ravishing beauty, he proposed matrimony. When it was turned down, he asserted himself and assumed demonic form to accomplish his lusty commerce by any means. Fearing adverse consequences, she fled to forests, but that rakshasadhama followed her every hill and dale, plain and water, across the Himalayas. At long last, she entered a dark, narrow cave for safety. A safe resort, for sure respite, she thought, but ere long she heard the diabolic peals of laughter and fiendish approach of Bhairon. Unable to contain herself, she emerged as an avenging angel, assuming her Bhadrakali swarupa. And fell on him with all her might, like a mountain on rat. Poor Bhairon was crushed to death. 

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