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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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But for gods, Ravana's obtaining the Atmalinga and becoming mightier by the boons posed a problem. Sure Ravana would besiege heaven and torture them. So they became nervous. They at once resorted to strategy to foil his efforts of installing the Sivalinga in Lanka. Accordingly Lord Mahavishnu taking the form of a brahmin met him on the way, when Ravana developed all on a sudden some stomach trouble urging him to ease out at once; for, according to the strategy, Varuna the Lord of Rain entered his body and worked out commotion in the bowels. Treating the chance meeting of brahmin at that juncture, as a bolt from the blue, he requested the latter to hold the Sivalinga for a short while, so that he could attend to the calls of nature. The brahmin agreed, but before Ravana made a few steps forward, deposited it on the ground saying that it was too heavy to be held it any longer. And he disappeared before Ravana reached the spot. Infuriated Ravana cursing his fate crossly, tried to lift it but could not. Used his physical strength, courted failure, employed asurasakti, failed again. He pulled it up and thrust it down, shook it side wards and tried all ways, but the goal could not be sighted even. In his utter desperation, he determined to break it and so applied his heavy club to it. Alas, only a chip flew out from the top, when all his energy, .patience, tenacity were spent out, he then resorted to prayers -- started. Jalabhishek with waters from a pond, he materialized and filled it with waters of all the sacred rivers of the earth. After that he left for Lanka, grumbling, but he visited often for worship.


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