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Sarvam Sakti Mayam
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Sakthi And Her Glory Grama Devathas
Andhra Pradesh Assam
Bengal Bihar
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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

Another interesting feature merits mention is-the size of the deity installed. In certain places the icon is fifteen feet in height. Normally it is within four feet. The icons worshipped is Adisakti in human form; of course in many aspects, like Santha, Roudra, Bhikara and Bhayanaka due to holding of formidable weapons in hands and sporting the necklace of human skulls. Some of the names are vernaculas made easy to utter and recite; for example Maisamrna is the Telugu translation of Mahishasuramardini, adiamma stands for Ida devi, like wise Yellamma for the deity installed at the boundary of human 'habitation; Posamma for the Goddess of small fox. Most of the above me very popular in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In the north the divinities bear local names and forms suiting their palate and style. But the mode of worship is one and the same. Mostly non-brahmins officiate as priests in almost all parts. Certain exceptions are not ruled out:

The most awe-inspiring feature that-surfaces during the periodical festivals is the nature of offering worship. Ghastly it appears that in certain places ladies go round the garbha griha with decorated pots on their heads absolutely naked. 

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