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Dwadasa Jyotirlingas
Introduction Kedarnath
Kasi Dwaraka
Ujjain Omkareswar
Somanath Nasik
Aurangabad Sahyadri
Parli Srisailam
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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The Mandir

The present temple is surrounded by busy commercial establishments. As we proceed passing through the shopping complex, we see Annapurna temple on the right side. It is small, but studded to the portals with very many adorable deities. The images of Goddess in sitting posture with Maheswar standing with a bowl are extremely grand and invoke instant veneration. There are many niches and mandapas adorned with many deities. Offering prayers, we reach the garbhagriha of Maheswar. The sacred Phallus -Sivalinga is installed in a square shaped brass plated pit -- hollow. Every one is allowed to offer prayers himself, though there are Pandas, who conduct the entire ritual with chants, if required. Many prefer personal prayers -- pouring of the Gangajala on the Siva linga, waving of burning camphor, after garlanding it. It is a rare privilege granted, and the performer experiences an inexplicable thrill passing his spine, when uttered 'Harahar Mahadev' after rituals. There are many more small shrines
and several niches around this holy shrine. A little beyond this, there lies the famous Jnana Vapi -- well of knowledge, where the deity entered, when iconoclasts destroyed the temple.


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