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The Kovils Of Kerala
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Tiruvananthapuram Bhagawathi Of Chengannur
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimalai Lord Siva Of Ettamanur
Annadana Prabhu Of Vaikom Mother Raja Rajeswari Of Chottanikara
Mother Kali Of Kodungallur Kutalamanikyam
Sri Rama's Temple - Triprayar Sri Vadakkunathan Of Trichar
Gurupavanapura The Kozhikode Tali
Tiruvil Wamala Lord Raja Rajeswara Of Taliparamba
Lord Krishna Of Trichambram Tiruvangad Perumal Temple
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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The Swayambhulinga is of three feet in height and wears a forlorn look, recalling his separation from the Sati after her immolation in the court of Dhaksha. This linga is adorned with Swarna Kavacha, fashioned into Ardhanariswara form. It looks extremely beautiful and resplendent that joins the palms of the bhaktas at a mere single sight.  The image of Parvathi called popularly Bhagawati was originally a granite one, but it was replaced by a beautiful two and half a feet high panchaloha vigraha. The Mother is exceedingly beautiful with her enchanting lotus-petalled eyes and smiling countenance.

She reveals with two hands - one in Varadamudra and the other Abhaya. Decorated with several invaluable dazzling jewels and resplendent silks, she casts an enchantment that the Bhaktas rivet their gaze at her for long. The numerous brass lamps burning bright heighten her loveliness to million fold and make the viewers oblivious of this world for a while. It becomes verily an unforgettable experience to avail the darsan of both Gouri and Shankar in one and the same Srikoil, moreover one behind the other. There are many Upadevathas like Ganesh, Nilasiva, Sthaleesan and Dharma sastra in different places receiving veneration. 

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