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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

The incarnations of Goddess Sakti are exhibited on the walls and the artistry of the painter is superb. This Goddess was the family Goddess of king Vikramaditya and hence received munificent patronage which is greeting the eyes of the visitors in its grandiose sculpture and vast dimensions. Sacrifice of animals was in vogue and particularly buffalo was preferred to appease the goddess to get merit.

There at a distance of 3 km lies a banyan tree in its miniature form called Siddhavata. Its size is remaining unaffected even with the passages of centuries. Its holiness coupled with queerness rouse curiosity and people visit and offer prayers. Belief current here is that childless parents if imprint, the letter 'OM' with cow-dung on the tree they are blessed with children. Queer are the sports of Bhagawan, aren't they? Belief brings benedictions, and benedictions brighten the future of the believers immensely. Infront of Siddhavat lies a Sivalinga enshrined suitably in a structure and it is called Anadikapileswar. There is a strange belief that it is slowly going down into the earth and has gone six inches since its inception. It is its uniqueness and there is divinity pervading by this oddity and hence pilgrims bound for Badarinath visit this kshetra, to offer prayers first and then proceed for full merit and absolute auspicious journey. They offer pindas also here.

 

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