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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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MOUNT ABU
The Fount of Indian Culture

ACHALESWAR MAHADEV TEMPLE

It is dedicated to Lord Siva and is situated 8 kms off the Dilwara group. Its unprecedented attraction and popularity are due to the fact that it treasures up an emblem of the toe of Lord Siva. Just below the emblem, there is a small hole that tells a story interesting. According to legends, the hole connects the earth to the Patal loka. It appears that one Paramara King by name Dhara varsha, a doubting Thomas by nature disbelieved the truth. Not being satisfied with it, he decided to disprove the popular belief; so ordered water to be poured down the hole with a view to falsifying the age old fable current in his time. For six long months, hundreds of workmen unceasingly poured down water into it, but in vain. The thirst of the hole seems inextinguishable and so there were no signs of water reaching the brim. Poor Dharma varsha retreated and regretted. Alas! his foolhardiness ended with a terrible curse on him by the lord Achaleswar. With this, his dynasty come to an abrupt end.

Adjoining the temple, there is a water tank known as Mandakini kund, supposed to have been ever overflowing with ghee meant for the use of the sages. According to the story, some three wicked demons deciding to steal the ghee, went disguised as buffaloes. Unluckily for them, their evil design reached the ears of Adipal, a valorous Paramara king, who killed them simultaneously with a single shot of his potent arrow. To commemorate his superb, feat and humanist action a statue of the king with three buffaloes is set up here. Hence the craze for a visit by the theists in particular.

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