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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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This temples group, the greatest draw of Abu consisting of five priceless master pieces in marble white is deemed the greatest all-time wonder of the world. This inestimable
connoisseur's treasure, the second of which the world has not produced so far, nor likely the future may ever succeed in making a prototype at least even, is dedicated to Sri Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jains. Of the five, the two Vimal Vasahi and Tejpal are deservedly famous for their exquisite, breath-taking, craftsmanship of the medieval times.

The Vimal Vasahi was built by one of the ministers of Bhim Dev, belonging to Porwal Jain community, the first Solanki ruler of Gujarath in 1031 A.D. Each temple has its subsidiary shrines and stand within its own enclosed quadrangle. They are built entirely of white marble, and far surpass the world famous Halebidu temples of Hoyasala rulers, in workmanship and finish. The Vimal Vasahi is enclosed in an oblong courtyard surrounded by a high wall with 52 cells, each enshrining the image of a Tirthankar. The main shrine has a dome-a pyramidal roof, a vestibule and an open portico. The image Sri Adinath in, sitting posture is installed on an elevated dais in the sanctum. The portico has 48 pillars with long beams stretching from pillar to pillar and they are relieved by serpentine struts of white marble. The dome lying outside is octagonal in shape. It is formed by eleven concentric rings and decorated with finely carved figures of both humans and animals in procession, and they are supported by eight superbly sculptured columns. The circular rings rest on sixteen brackets bearing images of learning, called here by the name of Mahavidya Devi.

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