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Siva Temples In Gujarat
Index Bhadravathi
Alandi Vadnagar 
Surat Siddhapur
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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SIDDHAPUR - RUDRA MAHA  MANDIR

The Solanki dyansty of Rajputs were staunch Saivates and liberally endowed to the existing ancient temples, besides building new ones of gigantic proportions with unprecedented architectural embellishments and sculptural beauties. Among them the Rudramahadev mandir can be singled out in proof of their bounteous patronage. It was in 944 A.D. the construction was started, but the Sivalinga was installed, during the reign of Mularaj. It took nearly 175 years to get its final shape, as it was conceived on a large scale and many rulers fashioned and built, each according to his choice and life style. It is a three, storied temple containing eleven temples inside. Its imposing towers, broad high walls adorned with exquisite carvings consumed fourteen crores of gold mohurs and it was ungrumbingly spent by Siddharaj. All but for renovation work only, since the original plan was abnormally big, built with 1600 pillars and 1800 idols adorned with jewels. Furthermore, there were 30,000 golden kailasas and 1700 flags fluttering over the towers. And so nothing restrains one comparing at to the splendour of Kailas. In divinity, inside, there were eleven mandirs, one for each of the Ekadasarudras, the different aspects of that great Lord. Its original name Sristhala, but was changed to Siddhapura after the patron king. The Mandir of Nilakanteswara Mahadev is said to have been built by the queen of Siddharaj. In addition, there are Vatakeswara, Bhutanata and Brahamandeeswara temples, visualising the unsurpassable devotion of kings and the glory of Siva. A miss-not Saiva kshetra and it stands second to none but to itself both in conception and construction matching the position of the incomparable splendour of that All-time Highest Divinity SIVA.

It lies 100 Km off Ahemadabad in the State of Gujarat enjoying all conveyance facilities.

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