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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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      LORD MAYURESWAR OF MORGAON

THE TEMPLE

This famous temple is built on a fifteen foot high mound with broad flight of steps leading to it. At the entrance of the stairs, there is a big pavilion housing a big size image of mouse, the Lord's mount. As we go further, there is a mantap adorned with the image of Nandi. It appears ambiguous, for Nandi - the vehicle of Lord Siva has no place here, but it is there and has an odd background. The belief current explains that the Lord Siva's vahan was sculptured at a nearby village for the temple at Bhuleswar. During transport after completion, the cart bearing it broke down, when it neared the present spot. Attempts to lift it failed. The priests then proposed to chisle it down to manageable sire, but there heard an aerial voice that it should not be disturbed, for it wanted to be near Mayureswar to serve him. The awe-struck people erected a cupola and started worshipping it. A little further up lies the Mahadwara - a wide pointed arch surmounted by a nagarkhana. Crossing it, we enter the vast courtyard with the main mandir in the middle. Inside, there is another gate with two dipmalas on each side. Sabhamantapa, a spacious rectangular hall greets our eyes adorned with cypress pillars and cusped arches. Adjoining, there is a square room called shajghar, used as bed room for the deity. Next object is the shrine for Uagrabhairav. It is grand to look at, and he is the kshetrapalaka of this temple. He is reputed to remove many ills and release the victims of witchcraft from evil spirits, if special pujas are offered. Hence it is crowded always. Along with this, devotees offer prayers to Neelakanta and Kruttivas installed in separate mandaps to be screened from the effects of witchcraft and evil forces.

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