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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

THE LEGEND OF MANIKARNIKA KUND

There is a sacred pond in this court called Manikarnika Kund. And it has an odd origin. The story goes that in the third Kalpa, when Gouri Shankar were the presiding deities of this shrine, Mother Gowri lost her ear ring by mishap. Anon the ganas started the quest and delved the earth so deep that they made a big hollow, and at last they succeeded in finding it. Gratified at recovering, Lord Siva turned the deep pit into a thirtha and called it Manikarnika after her Manikundal. Since then, the visitors bathe in it before praying to the Mother. With many such miracles and awe inspiring episodes of the deities installed, the shrine detains the devotees hours together in the campus and liberates them when prayed soulfully.

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