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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

Dispersing the people, he offered pujas in a pattern of his own to Lord Maheswar and prayed for his instant intervention. His yogic powers were of superior kind that Lord Maheswar coming, out of a chasm of the earth at once caught hold of the demon and destroyed. The whole nagara breathed peace and then the people solicited the Lord along with the brahmin to abide in the city for their regular worship, which was granted. And since then Maheswar in the role of destroyer under the new name of Mahakala is abiding in the form of Jyotirlinga, blessing the people by relieving them from all kinds of distresses.

Though Lord Maheswar is adored in several hundreds of places throughout the length and breadth of Bharatha Khand, it is here in Ujjain, he is called Mahakala for appearing in his role of destroyer. Agni Purana and Skanda eulogising the sacredness of this thirtha kshetra conclude that a mere darsan of Mahakala liberates the pious person and saves him from akalamitryu untimely death. This God bestows on the devout bhaktas Salokya prapti - living in the sameloka; Sarupyamukti, assuming the form of the Lord, Sameepya sakti-living in the proximity of the Lord and finally Sujyamukti - merging in the Lord, according to the desires of the adorers. And so the worshippers would never feel their desires unfulfilled nor worried with unfulfilled objects. Being the bestower bf all kinds of mukti, particularly screening the adorers from untimely and accidental death - akala mrityu, he has been ascending in supremacy with the passage of time sans break, since installation.

 

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