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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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KONARK - THE SUN TEMPLE

ANTIQUITY

It is mentioned in Kapila Samhita that the region comprising the temple Konark and the river Chandrabhaga formed the integral parts of Maitraya woods, associated with the sports of many celestials. Prachi Mahatmya - another valuable treatise embodies, many accounts of this once world famous temple. Affording to it, this is one among the hundreds of temples situated4the banks of the holy river Prachi and it was unique in many respects. Around this, there existed many Agraharams - Brahmin colonies, reverberating with the Vedic chants and hymns; and they were constructed primarily for the temple employees. It was a sea port of inter continental fame, called Chitrotpala and carved out a name as a flourishing centre of religion and trade. Here on this Punyabhumi countless people used to throng during the annual festival for a holy dip in Chandrabhaga and to see the rising Sun, believing that the Sun-god appeared with his chariot on this day. This same festival is being celebrated every year on the Maglia Saptmi - seventh day of bright fortnight of the Lunar month. Hieun Tsang, the renowned Chinese Philosopher recorded his observations and associations in his diary and called it Che-litalo.

 

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