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Sarvam Sakti Mayam
Sarvam Sakti Mayam - Index Invocation
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Sakthi And Her Glory Grama Devathas
Andhra Pradesh Assam
Bengal Bihar
Goa Gujarath
Himachal Pradesh Jammu - Tawi
Karnataka Kashmir
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Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh
Delhi Punjab
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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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  GRAMA DEVATHAS

Village Goddesses

The emergence of these popular deities has a hoary back ground and it affords a fascinating study. Its significant evolution is linked up with man's spiritual progress and can be traced toy Epic times specially to Tretayuga. Even in the earlier period the role on these deities was recognised and duly honoured. The deities adored are mostly females. A few exceptions are found here and there. There appearance, posture and acceptance of worship is quite queer and different from house-hold deities. They reveal awesome features - fierce looking faces with red shot eyes, hanging tongues sharp incisors, unkempt flowing hair, sturdy hands; holding most dreadful weapons. The number ranges from two to ten and in a few cases sixteen also - chaturbhuja seems a common feature ashtabhuja, dasabhuja and shodasabhuja-are not uncommon Lion is their mount and it is equally awful in its gestures-staring eyes, raised sharp clawed paws. Some are gardhabha-vahanis alranas. These deities are balipriyas-demanding sacrifice of hen, goat, buffalo etc., even humans also When appeased with blood, the rewards they shower are numerous. Not all of them are acquiescent to tamasic aahar, some receive only satwik ahar. 

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