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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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       BHAGAVAN MAHAKALA OF AVANTIKA

HARASIDDHI TEMPLE

It is another sacred shrine here equally popular as Mahakaleswara temple, and it is dedicated to Harasiddhi - a name assumed by Mother Gowri after putting to death of two dreadful demons. It is the sixth of the 18 saktipeethas and here three images are adored and they are placed one above the other. They are Annapurna, Harasiddhi and Gowri. The emergence of this deity has a strange background and it is narrated in Skandapurana. The story goes that Lord Maheswar and Gowri were once playing the game of chess in Kailas. As it progressed they were so absorbed that they were oblivious of the surroundings. Hara, one of the nine principal forms of Gowri acting then as sentinel heard some disturbing sounds outside. She rushed out and found two devils Chandra and Prachanda by names who made bold to enter Kailas and create trouble - they were audacious enough to combat with Nandi the divine vehicle of the Lord when denied admission. Their out- bursts marred the tranquility of the place. Apprehending some trouble, if the Lord were to know of it, Hara prayed mentally to Goddess Gowri to punish the intruders. Thereupon Gowri made here appearance and smashed the devils. As her request was accomplished anon by the blessings of Gowri - she was called Harasiddhi thenceforward. Belief is current that whosoever worshippers her here with earnestness under distress, his wishes will be fulfilled as the archamurti Harasiddhi did in the past. 

 

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Introduction.Pg1
Introduction.Pg2
Introduction.Pg3
Sources
Antiquity.Pg1
Antiquity.Pg2
The Dushana Episode.Pg1
The Dushana Episode.Pg2
The Temple
The Pujas
You are Here! Harasiddhi Temple.Pg1
Harasiddhi Temple.Pg2
Ram Ghat - The Temple Of Vigneswara
Jantar Mantar
Gopalji Mandir - Dwaraka Mandir
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