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Rajasthan - Index Shila Devi
Arbuda Devi Karnimata
Siromani Mother Ambika
Osian Kali
Ambika Mata Digwara
Smashan Kali
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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Chithod won universal acclaim by the unparalleled heroism displayed by valorous Rajput princes, who placed honour and self dignity above riches and precious life. Immolation and scarifies were very common and they consider them as the special prerogatives of their race. Turn the pages of Rajput history of any period you will see them embracing death by suicide smilingly before their house hold deity Kalimata. The ladies far surpassed them, when their honour end modesty was out-raged.

To stand as a glowing testimony, as it were, there is a temple built in the burial ground and the goddess they installed is Kali and she is appropriately called Smashan Kali. During Muslim invasion of their palaces and attempts were made to destroy this highly venerated place of worship, many gallant youngsters and courageous warriors fought against the invaders with inimitable and unforgettable bravery many times. And successfully repelled the mlechas, but when victory eluded their grasp, they committed suicide here in this place The temple though small, exhibits Rajput architectural pattern and marble is lavishly used. 

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