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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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On release, Brahma gladly gave away his two daughters - Siddhi and Buddhi to him in marriage and it was celebrated at Gandaki, his capital with unprecedented pomp and splendour, befitting the Creator's status and office. After solemnization, Gunesh proclaimed to withdraw himself from this world in preference to attending to greater tasks. To commemorate this incarnation of Gunesh also known as Vikataavatar, Brahma built a temple and established a grand image for worship. Then formal upasana was inaugurated with several rituals which is now in force in this Mayurakshetra. Several eminent saints enlightened by the Lord inaugurated Ganesopasana among whom Ganesh yogindra comes first. Now remains the origin of the name of Mayureswar given to Gunesh and worshipped here with matchless fervour.

The story begins with the boyhood sports of Gunesh. It happened - Vinatha and Kadruva, the two wives of Kashyap were not on terms. They quarreled between themselves more often than not over the mischievous activities of the serpents - the children of Kadruva, who due to numerical superiority teased endlessly Garuda, the only child of Vinata. Vinata's appeal for Kashyap's intervention ended in advice that patience and time would offer solution definitely. In due course, Vinata gave birth a great egg. And she was asked to guard it carefully till hatched. The serpents though tried to harm it, they could not, but Gunesh who chanced to see it on his rambles, meddled with it; for it was too big and very curious in shape. To his shock, a big size, full grown peacock - mayur came out and immediately attacked the intruder - Gunesh. A stiff struggle began, but Gunesh emerged as Victor. At this moment Vinata appeared on the scene and narrated the prophecy, that he who would break the egg become the master of the off spring. She pleaded Gunesh to take him as his mount. He accepted; for, it was an unsought offer of honour. The Mayur too honouring her mother's word requested him to prefix his name to the victor's. He consented, and so he was called Mayureswar. This Mayur stood behind his master through thick and thin of his career and has been receiving prayers along with his master since the construction of the temple.

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