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Siva Temples In Karnataka
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UDIPI - CHANDRAMOULEESWARASWAMY DEVALAYA

The ancient Chandra Mouleeswara Temple lies to the south west of Krishna Mutt and it enshrines a beautiful Sivalinga of - about three feet in height. It was originally called Ananteswara. It has a long tale and encircles the life of Parasurama and the great king Ramabhoja. The Temple was then situated in a little village called Shivali, and from this emerged the present cosmopolitan city called Udipi. It appears that once, Ramabhoja, while ploughing the land to making it fit for sacrificial ground, a serpent hit by the tip of the plough died on the spot. For expiating the sin, he built four shrines in the four corners of Shivali village. And one more in the centre of the village and worshipped Parasurama in the form of Sivalinga installing it on a silver seat. This legend accounts for the origin of the temple, called Anantheeswara which has another interesting version, emphasising that this place was a Hariharakshetra. Incidentally it traces the purport of Parasurama's birth too. When the Kshatrias, the ruling clan abusing the power perpetrated heinous crimes, Lord Maha Vishnu descend as Parasurama to stamp out the unjust sovereignty. He learnt then the art of archery from Lord Siva. Soon after accomplishing the objective Parasurama decided to get himself identified with the Sivalinga. So that both the teacher .and the taught would receive prayers jointly and simultaneously by the devotees. He merged in the Sivalinga. And so the Sivalinga was called Anantheeswara - Anantha being one of the names of Mahavishnu. This establishes the cosmic truth that both Siva and Vishnu are one, and justifies the attribute Mahadeva applicable to both Siva and Vishnu. Hence the glorification in Vishnu Sahasranam, mentioning as "Adideevo mahadeevo deeveesoo deevabhrd guruh".

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