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The Mandirs Of   Maharastra
The Mandirs of Maharastra - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kolhapur Pandharpur
Tuljapur Phede
Jejuri Morgaon
Alandi Bhimashankar
Parli Elapura
Shirdi Triyambak
Avantika-Ujjain Prologue
Epilogue Some Shrines Superb
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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Jnaneswar who occupied the highest seat among the saints of Maharashtra had a glorious past and an illustrious history. He was born to orthodox parents, renowned for their spiritual wealth and sublime religious culture. He was the contemporary of king Ramadeva Rao of Devagiri and was born in the saka year 1197. He was the second of the four children born to Vithalpant and Rakhumabai, the others being Nivritti - the eldest, sopan the third, and Mukta Bai - the last. They were born in the town of Alandi situated on the bank of river Indrayani. Harihara pant, the grandfather of Jnaneswar held the post of Kulakarni at Apegaon situated near Paithan, a great city famous as a cultural centre then. Vitthal pant was a great scholar, whose mastery over classics brought him many admirers. And also a woman of wealth and chastity. It so happened that he developed unquenchable thirst for yatra to holy kshetras. Leaving his town Apegaon, he toured several places like Dwaraka, Somnath etc. and came to Alandi on his way back home. By chance he came into contact with Siddhopant, a prominent Kulakarni of his day. That providential meeting ended in making him a grihasti. Siddhopant drawn by his scholarship volunteered to offer his daughter Rakhumabai to him in marriage. The young scholar was in a dilemma; for he was no match to that family of position and status. Just then he had a dream in which Lord Vithal of Pandhurpur advised him to accept the offer. 

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