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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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KASI VISWANATHA JYOTIRLINGA

Antiquity

The story of Lord Maheswar's selection of this place for permanent settlement is quite fascinating and sheds light on His love for Parvathi, His inseparable spouse. After marriage, it appears, once Menaka -- Parvathi's mother bewailed, "My son-in-law is without proper dwelling place, without wealth and without attractive personality too. It is indeed a folly that Parvathi committed in her selection. They are ill-matched in very aspect". Parvathi narrating it, told Him of her resolve to settle down at her parents' house. To please her, Maheswar commissioned Nikumbha to man oeuvre Divodas, the king of Kasi out. of that grand city. Nikumbha appeared to Aunikumbha, a brahmin of great austere life in dream and asked him to build a temple for Maheswar. He passed on this to Divodas, who accomplished the pious wish of the Brahmin. Lord Maheswar soon after installation started granting several kinds of boons to the worshippers, and so the temple became very popular in a short period. Though everyone's desires were fulfilled, the gift of son for Divodas remained withheld. Unable to making compromise with his misfortune, the king demolished the temple beyond recognition.

 

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