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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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UJJAIN - MAHAKALA JYOTIRLINGA

The Dushana Episode

The advent of Mahakaleswar here has interesting background. Though this place had acquired eminence as a holy tirtha kshetra, the worship of Lord Maheswar as Mahakala started with the atrocities perpetrated by Dushana, a dreadful demon living in the Ratnamala Hills near Avanti, the old name with which the present Ujjaini was called then. The asura was of wicked type, who not only killed the inhabitants for sadistic pleasure, but relished the flesh of the corpses -- a cannibal first and last. He was appearing unexpectedly to emptying the dwellings, and disappearing after leaving bones everywhere. People were mortally afraid of his name, why, many used to breathe their last, at the mention of his name even -- they neither enjoyed peace, nor lived with dignity.

 

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About Ujjain - Mahakala Jyotirlinga
Introduction..Pg1
Introduction..Pg2
You are Here! The Dushana Episode..Pg1
The Dushana Episode..Pg2
The Dushana Episode..Pg3
The Temple Complex..Pg1
The Temple Complex..Pg2
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