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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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RAMESWARAM - RAMESWARA JYOTIRLINGA

Uniqueness

The island temple of Lord Siva called Ramanathaswamy Aalayam embodies a kind of charm irresistible; glory ineffable; and appeal, inexhaustible, that very few temples come nearer to it either in spiritual wealth or sculptural opulence. Situated at the extreme south eastern point of the Indian peninsula, this temple of Rameswaram occupies geographically, culturally and spiritually a much-coveted place among the four reputed Dhams -- Badari, Puri, Dwaraka and Rameswaram, the first three being Vaishnavate temples dedicated to the incarnations of Lord Maha Vishnu. It is one of the most highly venerated -- pilgrim centres of India for numerous reasons -- it possesses one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and is installed here by Sri Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and worshipped to purge of the sin of killing Ravana -- King of Srilanka, lying just 45 km away; it contains the Sethu Madhav shrine inside the precincts, testifying to the spirit of universality permeating in the thirtha kshetra; it is encircled by the holy waters of Ratnakara -- Indian Ocean and Mahodathi -- Bay of Bengal, blessing it with ever green verdure and gorgeous scenery in addition to enshrining sacred thirthas, famous for washing off sins; its visit alone, as tradition says, rounds off the arc of pilgrimage; it is from here the historic sethu -- bridge was constructed to link it up to Lanka for conveying the Vanarasena; it is this island temple that resembles Panchajanya -- Lord Vishnu's conch and also Tamil letter 'OM';.........

 

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