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Siva Temples In Rajasthan
Index Pushkar
Mount Abu
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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
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MOUNT ABU - ACHALESWARA MAHADEV TEMPLE

It enjoyed royal munificence abundantly. The presiding deity Lord Siva demonstrated many sports to cementing devotees' faith in Him; and so became a popular powerful deity. It treasures up an emblem of Siva's toe duly installed in the garbhagriha. Just below the emblem there lies a small hole and it connects the earth to Patalaloka, says the priest. And thereby hangs a fascinating tale. According to story, Dharavarsha, a Paramara king, being a doubting Thomas by nature, pooh-poohed at the popular belief. Going further, he decided to disprove the blind belief. Towards this end, he ordered water to be poured down the hole with a view to falsifying the prevalent belief. Hundreds of servants toiled hard for six long months to filling the hole unceasingly, but in vain. The thirst of the hole seemed unquenchable and so there was no sign of water touching the brim. Poor egoistical skeptic regretting retreated from the scene with a heavy price, at it, as it were. As he incurred the wrath of Achaleswar, he met with a terrible curse that gulped down his dynasty abruptly. Skepticism cannot play with theism Would Siva let His- devotees ruled by iconoclasts and atheists?

This lies atop the Mount Abu, in the state of Rajasthan accessible by four wheelers from the Railway Station lying at its foot and Ambaji, the great pilgrim centre near it.

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