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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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KEDARNATH - KEDAR SAMBHU JYOTIRLINGA

Epic Evidence

The epic Mahabharata is packed with many an awe-inspiring event, enacted on this Punya Kshetra, displaying exemplary prowess and spiritual glory of the Pandavas. Bharavi's Krishnarjuniyam embodies the thrilling and existing episodes of Arjuna's peerless skill in the archery that won from Lord Maheswar, the much--coveted Pasupatastra. The Lord, it appears, was more pleased with, Arjuna's unparalleled dauntlessness and sublime large-hearted manliness than the penance: Yudhistra was initiated by Veda Vyasa on this Punya bhoomi. To cap all, as it were, when advised by the elderly wisemen, the Pandavas came to this Kshetra to atone the sins of Kurukshetra war, but Lord Maheswar seeing them approaching at the time set apart for the gods only, assumed the form of bull and started running away. When the Pandavas tried to catch him, He entered the Earth, so only the rump -- the hind parts of His body remains visible at this place and He is worshipped as Kedareswar. The other parts of the Lord's body like limbs, face, naval and jata are visible at other places, such as arms at Tunganath, face at Rudranath, belly at Kapaleswar and front part at Nepal. The legend
ends that Siva when entered thus became five fold; and all are held sacred. All these places are located in the Himalayas and they go by the name of Pancha Kedaras. The Pandavas then built a shrine and worshipped Him with unequalled fervor. It is said that the very same temple is existing without alternations and the self-same Siva linga is worshipped by the devotees now.

 

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