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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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SOMANATH - SOMANATH JYOTIRLINGA

Uniqueness

Perhaps, no other temple in the history of our Akhand Bharat, or rather in the history of mankind, has been the target of attack and destruction, plunder and pillage; arson and annihilation by iconoclasts and alien expansionists as that of Somanath of Prabhas Pattana, situated on the southern coast of Sourastra, in the province of Sorath, now known as Junagadh in the state of Gujarat Its history is packed with an unending series of savage plunders and countless acts of barbarous vandalism, dating from the advent of Mohammed Gazani in 1026 and ending with its handing over to Indian Union on 9.11.1947 by Sir Shanavas Bhutto, the then diwan of Junagadh. Records reveal that as many as 13 times, the temple was subjected to brutal attacks by Mlechchas. The tale of its defence is packed with indescribable pathos and unimaginable horrors. Although the spirit of religiosity rose up to unprecedented heights, it could not prevent and save the pious innocent beings mercilessly butchered; the old and infirm brutally trampled; children and disabled ruthlessly crushed and women openly raped and humiliated, besides converted, or carried to use as slaves, or turn into prostitutes. And the town was ransacked -- its precious movables were razed and mutilated beyond recognition.

 

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