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Siva Temples In Gujarat
Index Bhadravathi
Alandi Vadnagar 
Surat Siddhapur
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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

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Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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VADNAGAR - HATAKESWAR MAHADEV MANDIR

Brahma then substituted a golden Sivalinga -- Hataka linga at their earnest request, on realising their folly. And it was called Hatakeswara linga later. Chitra Sarma, a brahmin renowned for his scholarship living at Chamatkarapur was greatly attracted to this linga and prayed regularly with unprecedented fervor. At his humble plea, Siva allowed him introducing the Hatakeswaropasana in Vadnagar. Soon 68 temples were built by devout Saivates and gradually Sivopasana became very popular and the Kshetra attracted a steady influx of devotees.

Later, a sage Mankana name came to this place and performed penance. Due to efficacy of his tapas, vegetable juice started flowing from his hand. Odd isn't it? It elated the sage, but he turned conceited, and started dancing. Siva, pleased with it descended and blessed him. As this place pleased Siva most, He said that it would be called Anandapur and He would stay permanently in the name of Anandeswar. 'A mandir was built to install Him. The Sivalinga thus found here is luring unending streams of Bhaktas throughout the year.

It lies near Vijnagar in the State of Gujarat.

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