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Siva Temples In Vietnam
Index Amarnath
Srinagar Mata Vasihnodevi
Jammu-Tawi
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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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Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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PONAGAR - MAHESWAR MANDIR

This renowned Siva mandir like its proud counterpart in Myson of the very same Champa country has a glorious history of its own. Its reputation rests upon the celebrated Saivate rulers, who perpetuated the glory of Indian religion and brought colourful laurels to Saivism in particular. This is the major one of the temple group patronised and maintained by the rulers from the end of the 4th century and onwards. It is a matter of great gratification to learn that when the Hindu empire suffered or eclipsed temporarily due to the formidable military expeditions of Kambhujas, the temples were demolished, but some of the theist rulers on re-conquest, renovated and restored them to former glory; some times the images of rare beauty and lingas of infinite sanctity were received as booty from the defeated, who once seized them by force.

This temple group contains many shrines built for the principal gods of the Hindu pantheon, but Siva mandirs out number the others, for, Siva was the tutelary god of the rulers, country and people. Having enjoyed the royal patronage, their dimensions are imposing, architectural beauty awesome, and sculptural artistry is emulation worthy. .

This lies in Ponagar - one of major cities of the Champa of South Vietnam.

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