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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 KAILASANATH OF ELAPURA

Scenes depicting Siva Parvathi's wedding, Bhairava, Lord Siva rising out of the Siva linga to protect Markendaya, elephants pouring water over Mother Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu reclining on the five-hooded serpent, Vanara and Narasimha are superb and the stone cutter's artistry is admirable. The scenes representing Lord Siva inside a linga, and another where he is depicted as going in a chariot to fight against Tarakasura are adorning the southern wall. Each piece entertains and every episode elevates.

The Kailasanath cave coming next tops the rest and is the best in every aspect. It greets the visitors with two gigantic Dwarapalakas. It is vast measuring 164' x 109' and 96 feet in height. Its three parts - porch, hall and shrine are imposing in style, stature and sculpture. The walls are richly decorated with scenes from the Ramayana. On the southern side lie the statues of Ganesh and the seven Goddesses. The porch and shrine are connected by a bridge. The corridors too are adorned with several representations of Vishnu and Siva mainly, besides many other gods of the Hindu pantheon. Though it is an integral part, it stands apart and opens up a treasure house of sculpture and serves a feast too the visitors with its marvelous carvings, inside as well as outside. 

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About Lord Kailasanath Of Elapura
Introduction.Pg1
Introduction.Pg2
Uniqueness.Pg1
Uniqueness.Pg2
Uniqueness.Pg3
Location And Form
The Buddhist Caves.Pg1
The Buddhist Caves.Pg2
The Brahminical Caves.Pg1
You are Here! The Brahminical Caves.Pg2
The Brahminical Caves.Pg3
The Jain Caves.Pg1
The Jain Caves.Pg2
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