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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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Perhaps, no other temple in the history of our Akhand Bharat, or rather in the history of mankind, has been the target of attack and destruction, plunder and pillage; arson and annihilation by iconoclasts and alien expansionists as that of Somanath of Prabhasa Pattana, situated on the Southern coast of Sourastra, in the province of Sorath, now known as Junagadh in the state of Gujarat. Its history is bristled with an unending series of savage plunders and countless acts of barbarous vandalism, dating from the advent of Mohammed Gazani in 1026 and ending with its handing over to Indian Union on 9.11.1947 by Sir Shanavaz Bhutto, the Diwan of Junagadh. Records reveal that as many as 13 times, the temple was subjected to brutal attacks by Mlechchas. The tale of its defense is packed with indescribable pathos .and unimaginable horrors. Although the spirit of religiosity rose up to unprecedented heights, it could not prevent and save the pious innocent beings mercilessly butchered; the old and infirm brutally trampled; children and disabled ruthlessly crushed and women openly raped and humiliated, besides converted, or carried to use as slaves, or turn into prostitutes. And the town was ransacked spiritual havens desecrated; its precious movables were razed and multilated beyond recognition.

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