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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

WHAT TO OBSERVE DURING YATRA

On reaching the destination mundana - tonsorial operation offering of hair is recommended to every yatri. After the shave, he should observe fast. With regard to ladies, whose husbands are alive, mundana is to be interpreted as cutting of braid of hair by two fingerbreadths. This special concession is granted to all classes and castes of people too. This mundana besides removing sins makes one feel shedding of ego. and recognizing the omnipotence of God. After that comes holy bath - when the yatri bathes in a sacred thirtha the merit goes not only to the bathed but to the mother, father, wife, brother, sister, friend and preceptor also. It is also mentioned that whomsoever,  the bather remembers at the time of bath, one eighth of the merit goes to him too. For total effect it is prescribed that the bather should prepare a small image of the beneficiary with darbha grass and dip it into the thirtha. This would give the beneficiary the intended merit in full. While taking bath, one should face the sun, if it is kshetra, and the direction of the downward flow of river, if it is thirtha, Tarpana follows the bath.

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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
Places To Be Visited..Pg1
Places To Be Visited..Pg2
How To Begin
You are Here! What To Observe...Pg1
What To Observe...Pg2  
What To Observe...Pg3
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