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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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As advised, Soma forthwith descended at Prabhas pattana, where Saraswati meets the sea and worshipped the Sparsalinga of Somanath of the size of an egg. And did penance for 4000 years. Pleased with Soma's austerity and penance, Sadasiva appearing said that He could not remove the effects of curse totally, but would lift it partially. According to it, he would wane for a fortnight and wax during the rest of the month. As Soma regained Prabha -- luster at this place it was called Prabhasa Pattana. Soma then made a humble supplication that the Lord must be called by the name of his devotee Soma -the ,Moon. Hence Somanath. Further, He should be his Kuladevata. And so Maheswar is called Somanath since then. Soon Soma was advised and initiated by Brahma Himself to erect a shrine for Siva. In addition, Brahma then cleft open the earth and lifted a shining Swayambhu Linga - Jyotirlinga of the size of an egg covered with honey and darbha grass with a Brahmasila over it. The, Linga thus taken out was installed by Brahma Himslef.


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