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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

Several other anecdotes too bring out the outstanding sanctity and glory of this Kshetra. It is here Dadhichi made an exemplary sacrifice; and it is much-quoted and oft-repeated episode. Once it appears the gods entrusted their weapons to Dadhichi for safety, with a promise to collect them at a fixed date, but did not. Dadhichi, deciding to repair to Himalayas for penance found it difficult to carry them. So he drank their essence by coverting them into liquid. Later, when Devendra came for arms to fight against demons, Dadhichi suggested to kill him and use his bones as arms. Devendra did as bid. Learning the tragic death of his father, Pishpala, as a true son did penance and got Badabanalaagni to take revenge on gods. Gods, in order to save themselves took recourse to a strategy. In accordance with it, Saraswati would carry that Kalagni to hand over to him. As planned, she deposited ,it in the sea before giving it to him near Prabhasa Pattana. That strategy was carried out and it saved the gods.

 

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