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Sarvam Sakti Mayam
Sarvam Sakti Mayam - Index Invocation
Author Introduction
Sakthi And Her Glory Grama Devathas
Andhra Pradesh Assam
Bengal Bihar
Goa Gujarath
Himachal Pradesh Jammu - Tawi
Karnataka Kashmir
Kerala Orissa
Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh
Delhi Punjab
Rajasthan Pondicherry
Madhya Pradesh Maharastra
Nepal Tripura
Sakthipeethas
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

The demon kings however mighty they were, requisitioned the services of the highest who willingly accepted the office of sentinel to them. Sri Maha Vishnu after thrusting Bala Chakravarthi to nether world assured him of his eternal vigil stationed at the Mahadwar of Patala. The emperor was pleased and the Lord kept up his world. Did not Maheswar act as Nagarapalaka to Banasura? Instances are numerous and they fortify the belief that these devotes were held in high esteem and discharged their deities in an exemplary way.

The tradition was honoured by godmen-maharshis and pravaktas during the installation of the adorable deities in temples built by royalty at their behest. The office of Kshetrapal in every ancient temple drives home this fact. The highest Trio themselves volunteered their services in some places. The Kshetrapal office is not monopolised by males, but females too joined the ranks as exemplified by acting as Kshetrapalaki in the Lord Triviknamaswami Temple at Tirukkoil, Tamil Nadu. 

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