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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

History, legends, inscriptions, monuments seem vying with one another in narrating its glorious past, immortalised by the valorous acts of illustrious monarchs, or glamorous episodes of the damsels born or lived here, or the amorous affairs in which the ruling high absorbed themselves with beauteous damsels. It had several uniques and the narration, if allowed fill pages countless; for, its history began in the remote past, and it was called by different names in different yugas, such as Kanakasringa, Kusasthali, Avanti, Ujjayini, Padmavati, Kumudvati, Amaravati and Visala. With these names, it shone as one of the renowned cities of the Akhanda Barata kanda, and so was deemed one of the seven sacred kshetras, like Ayodhya, Mathura, Kasi, Kanchi, Haridwar, Ujjayin and Dwaraka, listed down for indispensable visitation for yatra to obtain liberation. It was called variously such as Siddhavat, Akshayavat, Banseevat and Buddhavat. Situated on the banks of Sipra, it is a thirtha kshetra, advocated for thirtha yatra. Of the many plus points, - historically and mythologically its importance as the seat of Lord Mahakala tops the list and won crowing glory to the place, followed by many others such as it is the sixth of the twelve Jyothilingas; the sixth of the eighteen sakthipithas, the dominating capital of valorous monarchs, like Vinda and Anuvinda who lent support to Duryodhana in the Kurukshetra war, Vikramadithya, the founder of Vikramarka Saka, king Pradyota of Swapnavasavadatta fame, Jayasimha, the builder of observatory, Munja and Bhoja of great renown.

 

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