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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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SOMANATH

Many of the episodes relating to the lives of Yadavas and Pandavas; particularly that of Sri Krishna, Subhadra, Balarama, Arjuna and other principal characters took place here in Dwaparayuga. The entire Yadava Community along with Sri Krishna breathed their last due to the curse of Durvasa on the shorn of Prabhasa Thirtha. A small yet sacred shrine stands at Viraval perpetuating the holy spot of Sri Krishna's niryana. Moreover, Lakulisa considered to be the avatara of Siva, visits this place after entering another man's body through parakaya pravosam and performed penance. He settled down here and taught sastras to a choice group of students and became a great Siddha. It is said that ho, who prays to the image of Iakulisa here on the Karthika Pournami is promised of abundant wealth sufficient for seven births. Realizing the holiness hovering over here, Agasthya preferred the celebration of his marriage with Lopamudra here. Yudhistira, during his yatra performed pujas here, fasting completely for 12 days with Droupadi. Here one can see five sakaras - Saraswati river, Soma graha, Samudra, Swayambhu Unga and Soma i.e. Lord Siva with Uma, His consort. Many Siddhas adept in the Pasupata yoga flourished in the past here.

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