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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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YATRA AND ITS PARAMARTHA

PLACES TO BE VISITED

Yatra includes both thirthas - sacred places situated on the banks of sacred rivers on lakes or seas. and kshetras - holy spots at other places, situated on mounts  in caves,  amidst sequestered bowers, or underground. Normally temples are built in holy spots surrounded by lovely spectacles of Nature. The sages responsible for, caused them built amidst calm quiet picturesque Nature  where tranquility prevails and enables their japa, tapa and sankirthana activities carried on without interruption. They not only lived there, but are abiding in spirit even to this moment and will remain eternally. Accordingly, might rulers and celebrated pravaktas built marvellous temples, utilizing the unparalleled skills of sculptors and architects. Their sheer visual appeal cast irresistible charm both on commoners and connoisseurs alike. Moreover, the sages, only after studying the nature of localities alone caused them built for several deities in accordance with their innate nature and powers. The temples thus built are mainly dedicated to Siva, Vishnu and Sakti  Other adorable personages too are venerated in several places. Srimad Bhagavatha embodies a list of sacred mounts and holy rivers dotted with numerous shrines on their banks. And at the confluences and sources  of rivers too. The list is too long, yet deserves mention. Among the mountains, the following are visit-worthy, nay indispensable for gaining merit.

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About Yatra And Its Paramartha
Man And His Place
Mind And Its Marvels
Pilgrimages....
Advantages..Pg1
Advantages..Pg2
Pilgrim Centres..Pg1
Pilgrim Centres..Pg2
Merits..Pg1
Merits..Pg2
Eligibility
Mode Of Yatra
Austerities..Pg1
Austerities..Pg2
You are Here! Places To Be Visited..Pg1
Places To Be Visited..Pg2
How To Begin
What To Observe...Pg1
What To Observe...Pg2  
What To Observe...Pg3
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