is a wide spread belief current in the ardent theist community, that
janma - life becomes charitartha -- live worthy only by visiting all
the twelve, or at least a few of the kshetras. Even with a single
visit to anyone of them, one gains emancipation. And according to
the scriptures these holy temples remain unaffected by the great
deluge mahapralaya. Age withers not, taste changes not, Satan
subverts not, weather curbs not, atheism erases not, skepticism
shakes not their immaculate, immanent, infinite, inexhaustible,
irrepressible, imperishable effulgent glory. Should anyone then dare
say, that Omnipotent, ever-auspicious, all pervading, all knowing,
Highest Premordial -- Jagatkaraka is not abiding in each of them ?
Is not every one of the twelve, the earthly representation of His
unsurpassable power ? See Him in each of them His cosmic rupa, adore
Him making heart a flower, and get emancipated. Wisdom hastens to
their sannidhi, and devotion prostrates at their feet. That is what
all is expected by that All-Benevolent God.