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Temples For The Triple Sects
Index Introduction
Andhra Pradesh Tamilnadu
Karnataka Kerala
Maharashtra Goa
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

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

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Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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This famous temple enjoying the bounteous asylum at Bhagawan Maheswar's sannidhi reminds us the well known fable of the Arab and the Camel, which ends up that unbounded generosity recoils on the patron adversely sooner or later and the protégé bags both profit and comfort at the cost of the patron. He is christened as Siddhi Vinayaka at the time of installation in a niche of the hoary temple of Anantheswara, and perhaps due to granting boons liberally, he turned into Anantha Vinayaka and has successfully eclipsed the glory of his benefactor - his own father - Lord Siva, called here by the honorific name of Anantheswara.

The three-tired temple said to have been built in the dim past underwent renovations from time to time. Skanda Purana embodies an elaborate account that some Maharshis super-imposed this huge form on the northern wall of the garbha griha and prayed for his grace for lokakalyana. The Lord fulfilled their humanist aspiration, and since then he has been spilling spiritual bliss on the ardent devotees lavishly. As his munificence has been lifting the saranar this, his popularity mounted higher than the principal deity - Lord Siva, who it seems willingly accepted the secondary position in His own sannidhi out of infinite mercy, rather affection for His own elder darling son - Ganesh. This Vinayaka by his mystic powers is drawing a perennial stream of devotees round the year and the adorers are deeming him their unfailing refuge and invaluable friend, who never lets down a single pious bhakta at any time. He ensures victory to those who ardently inflame the life elevating spiritual energy lying dormant in everyone. The sacred shrine is worth a visit for blessings from the Almighty father - Siva and his every succouring son - Siddhi Vinayaka. Nityanaimithika worship is offered with due devotional zeal.

It lies on the bank of Madhuvahini, in a village called Madhur, about 7 km off Kasargad in the state of Kerala, accessible by bus from Kasargod and other neighbouring towns.


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