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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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These twin temples lie a little farther to the Dilwara temples. They enshrine the idols of modern lovers, whose romantic story turned tragic by the nefarious designs of one doting mother. The inscription dated 1443 A.D. bears testimony that Kanyakumari was the lovely daughter of a Chieftain of Abu. This angel enkindled love in a sage by name Balam Rasia; he proposed. Though the proposal was agreeable to the father, the unwilling mother tried to frustrate it by stratagem. She set the difficult task of laying twelve different approach roads to Abu in a single night as a precondition for winning the hand of her daughter, before the crowing of cock, at it.  Balam accepted the challenge and set to work zealously; but fate set at nought his attempt. Seeing the work nearing completion before the time fixed even, the mother feigned the crowing of cock. Wickedness triumphed. Knowing the truth later, Balam threw a magic shell in ungovernable rage, which transformed both the mother and daughter into stones at once. This historical episode is corroborated by ample evidence in records. Grateful people erected shrines and installed statues in the twin temples. Thus came into existence these shrines  and are beckoning attention from one and all.

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