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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 KHANDOBA OF JAJURI

Without further loss of time, he assumed his Rudraswarupa and commanded his ganas to be rallied under the banner of Subrahmanya along with the entire army of each god. Lord Subrahmanya, the celestial commander-in-chief at once led Devendra, Yama, Nairut, Varuna, Surya, Chandra, Agni and Ganesh to the war field to assist Lord Siva, who assumed the august name of Marthand Bhairav. The terrible battle was fought near Jayadri. The two asuras armed to the teeth, as it were, met the challenge. Armored with great boons, they proved more than a match to the devaganas. In the course of fierce clash, many fell on both sides. Seeing the victory eluding the grip due to asuramaya, Lord Siva demonstrated his Omnipotence and severed the head of Mani. Just before breathing his last, he prayed that he be associated with the Lord's Marthand Bhairava form. The Lord then sent Lord Vishnu with a message to Malla that he would be spared if taken to instant flight to patala. This infuriated the arrogant Malla and he entered with redoubled energy. Could he blow up the heaven's invincibility? And what then his boon to the Lord? So, he fell although offered a stubborn reinstance for a long time. As a death wish, he prayed to the Lord like his brother that his name and image be associated with the conqueror. Flashing a smile, he sealed it with approval. This accounts for the presence of Mani and Malla icons on the pedestals of the Khandoba's image in temples. The great victory ushered in a blissful peace in the universe. The sages then expressed their supplication to the Lord to stay on the Jayatri Hill itself for ever, enabling them to offer prayers to him. The Omni-compassionate God would never turn down such pious requests of his adorers. Hence his dwelling on the Jayadri. Legend ends there for the history to begin with the construction of temple atop the hill.

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