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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

KARAVIR MAHATMYA

Karavir mahatmyam glorifies this kshetra with the account that Lord Mahavishnu created two mokshapuris; one - Kolhapur, where he chose to remain in the form of Mahalakshmi to conferring bhoga through material wealth to his devout adorers, whereas in the other - Kasi in the form of Siva, giving Mukti. In Harivamsa, it has another version and it traces the origin to Yaduvamsa back to Haryashva, the founder. The story goes that Yadu, son of Haryashva went to the sea with his wives for jalakrida one day. While watching the play of waves in their rise and fall, he was taken to Nagaloka by its Dhumravarna, who treating him lavishly with utmost honour gave him his five enchanting daughters in marriage; for he was renowned for his prowess and righteousness. Five sons of supreme virtues of head and heart were born and they bore remarkable marks of rulership exemplified by their ennobling actions that stamped out them as valorous princes of high principles.

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