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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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Another factor deserves mention now. I included some temples that burst into lime light periodically, but disappear as instantly as they emerge. But their pull far, exceeds that of the age old temples. Even in opulence and pomp. Better add public participation spending lakhs on them. Alas! they last for a week or so. They are called 'Melas' or 'Jatras'. They confine themselves mostly to grama devatas - village deities. In some parts of our Bharat, these popular deities hold their durbar once a year, yet people will be counting minutes for their reappearance again after the din and bustle dies down. As they turn out gala days with multiplicity of odd and crude traditions characteristic of the locality the fervour for visitation and adoration by the public defies description. India ness excludes in every item of their activity and presents a grand colourful spectable of Hinduism, capable of supplying abundant material for research and composition to artistes of many types if preferred.

I made a deliberate attempt to including a few temples in ruins also, since their past glory was spectacular and its disappearance either due to the fury of elements, or to the bigotry of iconoclasts is quite awe-some, besides heart rending. 

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