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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


Many celebrated monarchs ruled Mathura from time to time after the Maurya emperors. During the time of Kanishka, Mathura acquired the status of a rival capital and enjoyed imperial patronage in the realms of fine arts. The Sungas and Guptas that followed glorified the city with many buildings and it enjoyed imperial patronage. Many philanthropists and Matadhipathis, besides princes have been building hundreds of shrines over the sites, associated with Krishna's palaces, and places held dear to him. The belief that he was the incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu gave impetus to the orthodox Hindus to display their sadbhakthi through
the construction of gigantic temples with imposing towers, bathing ghats with strong embankments and Dharmasalas for lodging the ever increasing influx of the pilgrims. Moreover, with Vaishnavism reaching the zenith, illustrious pravaktas and affluent bhaktas established their schools and strove to uplift the common people through service activities, with Mathura as principal kendra Buildings of several types sprang from every sacred spot, and  in consequence the city is crowded more with shrines and Dharmasalas than dwelling and commercial establishments. And so, very site dear to Yadavas in general, and Krishna in particular is now seen with a monument, emitting spiritual aroma, and is casting an irresistible attraction for theists and tourists. Devout Hindus visit each spot with utmost veneration and offer pujas, and donations too for charitable purposes in certain temples.

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