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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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The cradle of Krishna Lila

Kamsa was virtually a formidable demon by name Kalanemi in human form. He was a great dictator and relied more on muscle power than the spiritual; and in tune with his inner venomous nature-rakshasa swabhava, he usurped the throne, on hearing from the Akasavani that his sister's eighth son would kill him. To prove the falsity of the aerial voice and to establish his invincible power, he forthwith imprisoned his sister Devaki along with Vasudeva, her husband, setting aside all the reasonable pleas. Later, he put to sword ruthlessly one after another, six children of the imprisoned couple. In accordance with the divine plan, the seventh embryo was transferred to Rohini, the first wife of Vasudeva, and the son thus born was named SankarshanaBalararna, due to the fact of extraction and transference of embryo. The eighth child-the future Purana Purushothama was exchanged soon after birth with Yasoda's daughter called Yogamaya, who miraculously flew into air and became Durga, when Kamsa raised his sword to kill in the routine way. Before melting into air, she predicted that his Yama escaping from the prison was brought up safe elsewhere. From then began a series of futile trails of Kamsa, and he left no means un attempted to kill Krishna, his target.

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