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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

But she has taken her scat on earth in Kolhapur in the state of Maharastra. Ever since the day of her descent, she made this holy place as her permanent abode and started demonstrating of her lilac that have been luring devotees over centuries. On account of her settlement, this place acquired many sacrosanct features that attracted global attention. Its plus points are numerous - it is one of the premier Sakthipithas to begin with; it gave asylum to other religions like Jainism and Buddhism that flourished side by side happily and amicably without crossing swords on any occasion; it is this temple that attracted Vaishnavate saints, like Jnaneswar, Namadev and sage Parashar; it is the family deity of illustrious Eknath Maharaj; it was the capital of Shilharas for nearly 300 years; it was the image of this Goddess replaced by Shambaji; it served as the capital for the descendants of Chatrapati Shivaji and Bhosales; it was this place, declared greater than Kashi by Lord Vishnu. 

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