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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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       LORD BHIMASHANKAR OF SAHYADRI

THE TEMPLE

The temple of Bhimashankar is built atop the Sahyadri hill near a village of the same name. The old temple is of modest dimensions, not bigger than forty five by twenty feet and has a portico, antarala and garbhagriha. The Sivalinga installed with yon in the garbhagriha was at a much lower level than the ground outside. It was discovered by a wood-cutter, and its story is fascinating. It runs - this wood-cutter, as usual started cutting a tree with his axe one day. At the first stroke itself there gushed out blood from the tree. Quite bewildered, he brought his cow and milked it against the bleeding tree; for, he once heard such story when the cow's milk stopped the bleeding. Miraculously the bleeding was stopped, but to his great astonishment he found on the next day a Sivalinga on the spot when the tree stood. As he was god - minded man he started offering worship. He built a small temple around the Swayambhu Sivalinga and with the passage of time it attracted devotees and developed in all dimensions. Ritualistic prayers and festivals were introduced later. This incident happened around 1350. Later in the eighteenth century, it developed into dasadisas with the advent of one great bhakta by name Chimanaji a resident of Poona.

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