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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

Antiquity

The story begins with the solemnization of marriage of Soma with 27 lovely daughters of Daksha Prajapati. Rohini, the buxom beauty of the charming bevy held greater hold on Soma. Smitten by Savati matsara, the sorrowing 26 complained to the father about their miserable lot. Daksha in the capacity of father-in-law chastised him. Soma assured equal attention to all and would give no occasion for future discontentment, but only to break it the next moment. Thereupon, Daksha cursed him to lose his lust ere and be like a block of dull black stone. Though Soma lost his lust ere, it did not diminish his infatuation for Rohini. This was, too much for Daksha; upset by this, he bade the deadly Rajyakshma disease enter his body and reduce his vigor and vitality. It worked. Caught in its grip, he grew thinner 'and paler day by day; and it had disastrous effect on vegetation. It started withering, bringing in its wake slow death to plants, birds, beasts and people. Finding the calamity, the compassionate Rishis prayed to Daksha for immediate solution. Soma too implored for forgiveness, but he regretted saying that he was incapable of undoing the done. He then advised Soma to worship Maheswar at a spot, where the river Saraswati meets the sea.

 

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