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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

The monolithic Kailasanath temple is adjudged as the most remarkable of all the cave temples in India. It was built by Danti Durga, a famous Rashtrakuta monarch of eighth century AD. Though there are many places famous for rock out temples, like Ajanta, Kasle, Kanheri Bagh, Mahabalipura etc. this group of 34 cave temples at Ellora are the largest and the most varied. And they are of three types - embracing three religions - the Buddhist, Jain and Brahminical. Their contiguity is another unique feature that registers the catholicity to the highest degree of gratification. The craftsmanship of the sculptors won the copious appreciation of several foreign travelers, like Masudi, the Arab geographer, who classed it as a celebrated place of pilgrimage etc. And a host of men of high eminence like Ferron Malet, Sykes, Farishta, Burgess and Ferguson followed suit, eulogising the superb artistry part by part.

The location of the caves together with the aspiration of the builders for construction has universal appeal and hence visitation by a steady influx of sight-seers more than the devotees ever since their opening eyes upon this world. 

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