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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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Ironical it may appear that compassion embodies in itself annihilation - Samhara abides in Karuna. They are inseparable and so exist not in isolation at any time; where there is sweetness, there exists pungency, like the object associated with shadow. Doesn't the phenomenon of night following day embody this universal truth? Obverse and reverse do exist and then only life commands dignity, gains mobility, acquires beauty, why it becomes life as such and makes itself live- worthy. This Law of Nature is represented by Lord Maheswar. He is the personification of this eternal, immunable law. Although he is omnicompassion by nature and action, he holds the office of Destruction along with Brahma, in charge of creation - Sristi, Vishnu looking after protection lokrakshana. Siva is the destroyer - layakara by virtue of his post, and hence some odium is attached to his profession - rather certain amount of aversion darts involuntarily at the mention of the word itself; for, every living creature deems life as sweet and desires to be chiranjivi-his living to be extended to eternity, if permitted; but not; yet the Lord is carrying on his duty with dignity; for he is not the killer, but he only snaps the bonds of moha-tying mankind down to earth. Lord Maheswar, the Karunaikasindhu assuming the aspect of destroyer is adored as Mahakala - the samharakartha at Avantika. It is a standing testimony of this universal truth. Avantika became one of the premier metropolitan cities of ancient India and trailed a blaze of light across the page of history due to Lord Maheswar's taking his seat here, and it is still continuing so, on account of preserving certain relics in the form of sculptural monuments, besides adorning the pages of literature with purple patches of descriptions of infinite variety by immortal poets such as Kalidas, Bana etc, whose creative artistry invested the place with grandeur that surpassed Amaravathi, the first word in the inimitable grandiose splendour. This city went by the magniloquent name of Ujjaini - the victorious city in mythology, Ujeni in history, Avanti in literary master-pieces and Ozene in the travelogues of foreigners. The history of its past is vast and magnificent.


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The Dushana Episode.Pg1
The Dushana Episode.Pg2
The Temple
The Pujas
Harasiddhi Temple.Pg1
Harasiddhi Temple.Pg2
Ram Ghat - The Temple Of Vigneswara
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