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Siva Temples In West Bengal
Index Bahurala
Vishnupur Ekteswara
Calcutta Tarakeswar
Barkar Kalna
Halisahar Mankar
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

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Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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Temple Complex

Here the icon is called Ekteswara Siva, perhaps due to its location in the village called Ekteswara which it appears derived from the deity installed therein. It seems they are inter-dependent. It is a black linga of about one foot in height and moreover deemed Swayambhu linga, having thrust itself up through the ground. It is installed in a dark well like enclosure inside a big temple called Ekteswara Sivaalaya. The temple is quite ancient, but was repaired several times by the theist kings and ardent public. It contains an extraordinary image of Siva, in one of His manifestations called Rudra murti Ekapada. This rare image is not of imposing stature, nor is chiseled by master sculptor, yet it has characteristic features visible enough to treat it a Ekapada Rudramurti. Though standing on one leg, this image holds in his right hand potent weapons, like dhanus, ghanta, kapala, kaumud, targani, ghata, parasu and chakra; and still more dreadful weapons such as khatvanga, bana, dhamaru, wheel, mudgara, varada, akshamala and trisula in the left hand. Would not such awful ayudhas strike terror into the minds of evil-doers? They do. Yet they infuse confidence, that a wielder of such all destructive weapons would not desert the adorers at any time, nor torture them without proper cause. Is there any solitary instance of that All - Merciful letting down any bhakta? Or teasing even for a second for fun?

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