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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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The Fount of Indian Culture

According to the legend, the builder Vimal Shah constructed 360 temples and dedicated them all to the 23rd Thirthankar by name Parasvanath at Kumbharia, about 3 kms off Ambaji, a shrine as popular as Tirupati Balaji temple for Gujaratis. And Ambica was his house-hold deity and the Guardian Goddess of- Gujaratis. At a particular ceremonial ritual, Ambica was displeased and ordered him to fly for life. Apprehending formidable consequence,, he plunged into the crypt of Ambaji temple and emerged unscathed at Abu running all along the subterranean passage. Ambica's anger was appeased only when he destroyed all but 5 of 360 temples. baler, when Her anger was. subsided, she advised him in dream to build a temple at Dilwara and dedicate it to the first Tirthankar, Sri Adinath. Though dc-lighted, lie had to please an impudent Paratnara ruler in whose domain Abu lay then. In addition, the king was a sectarian, avers, to Jainism. Knowing the greed-the Achilles heel of the king, a pretentious theist, he offered to cover the ground lie needed for building the temple with silver coins. It was a temptation too powerful and irresistible for the lewd king to withstand. The offer got royal sanction, and soon thousands of persons-technical and non-technical immersed an the divine task of construction, consuming billions and millions of rupees for getting the present shape a master piece in stone making even Viswakarma, the celestial architect gape and gaze and leave the precincts with heavy heart, muttering, "I could have designed the heavenly mansions better, if I had seen this group before I started".

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Sight Seeing Itenerary
Arbuda Devi 
Gau Mukh And... 
Shri Raghunathji 
Achaleswar Mahadev 
Kanyakumari And..
The Dilwara Temples..Pg1
The Dilwara Temples..Pg2
You are Here! The Dilwara Temples..Pg3
Tejpal Temple
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Brahma Kumaris..Pg2
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