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Temples For The Triple Sects
Index Introduction
Andhra Pradesh Tamilnadu
Rajasthan Bihar
Orissa Gujarat
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

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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Scriptures in several places visualised in unambiguous terms the glorious position of Surya Bhagawan. He is equated with the greatest among gods.

He occupies the pre-eimenent place among the planets, and it is around him all the other eight planets are revolving in their orbits since ,creation, at the instance of Lord Siva according to Saivagamas. Suryamurti - Sun-god is one of the Ashtamurtis of Siva and stands for Buddhignana aspect, representing the collective gnana of the whole mass of the animate world. Further, this Vedic deity is deemed one of the forms of Vishnu also. He is worshipped both independently and in association with Varuna - the Rain-god. He is praised in several contexts in Rig Veda, and his popular and frequent form as Mitra finds mention in many places. On account of the chief function of dispelling darkness and giving life to the animate world, he is fittingly called Mitra. And this sticks to his name aptly.

And above all. he is one of the clearest natural phenomena visible in the sky. He is Pratyaksha Daivam and also Karmasakshi. Surya Bhagawan is pervading like Srimannarayana. the entire universe and with his powerful rays he obliterates all impurities, and energizes the whole universes. He cures ailments, like leprosy and heart diseases. And there are several episodes of the marvelous cure on praying to him ardently. 


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