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Dwadasa Jyotirlingas
Introduction Kedarnath
Kasi Dwaraka
Ujjain Omkareswar
Somanath Nasik
Aurangabad Sahyadri
Parli Srisailam
Rameswaram
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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AURANGABAD - GHUSHMESWAR JYOTIRLINGA

Agreeing with the claim that Ghushmeswara or Kusmeswaralinga is one of the Jyotirlingas and installed in the Devagiri temple, let us glean a few facts of its origin and the sports Siva played here. Puranas recount that once a devout brahmin lived here. He lived with a difference i.e. he dedicated his whole life to Lord Siva. His integrity and religiocity were the models to the people in that region, and so they held him in high esteem. He was a married man, blessed with a wife, noted for her self-will and strong emotions; yet she did her grihakrityas to the family members and pleased her husband in cooperating with his daily pujas etc. Unluckily she did not beget children -- not even one to see the family tree grow and bear fruit. Her bareness would make the family line come to an abrupt end. Being an orthodox brahmin, and prevailed upon by elders and well-wishers, he married a second time, only for santanaprapti, particularly a son, who releases him form the aputra naraka -- sin of sonlessness.

 

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