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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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MOTHER MAHALAKSHMI OF KOLHAPUR

HISTORICITY

The history of Kolhapur is a strange combination of mythology and history. Upto ninth century, legendary accounts are available and arc abundant also. When Rastrakutas come to power with Kolhapur as capital, its history unfolds slowly. It is with Amoghavarsha's inscriptions in 817 AD, its historicity begins. Several endowments made to the temple arc recorded on copper plates and walls and they shed light on the names of rulers and their reign. Strangely enough, the first inscription brings to light Amoghavarsh's benign rule and the paternal care, he bestowed on people. It states that this celebrated ruler cut one of his fingers to making an offer to the Mother for bringing peace to the country, when there was crisis. Kadmabas who followed, likewise made offerings to the Mother on several occasions. Then came Silaharas, whose rule was blessed by the Mother on several occasions including that of giving life to Jimutavahana. All these Hindu kings were ardent worshippers of Mahalakshmi, though sonic of them were Jains by religion. Some other rulers, like Kalyan Chalukyas and Yadavas also endowed to the temple lavishly.

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