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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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Certain curious, rather semi historic anecdotes also throw light on the glory of the temple. It appears, during the Muslim invasions, the Hindu kings preserved the sanctity of the temple with all their might. An interesting event is woven round the Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya. Incidentally it confirms the tradition that the presence of the presiding deity here, was never continuous. And to save it from destruction by the Islamic iconoclasts certain devotees managed to conceal it in their houses. The Vijayanagara king had taken the image to the capital when the temple was closed as a safety measure, and installed it in a grand temple, befitting his imperial status and to its spiritual eminence. Regular worship on a grand scale with unprecedented fanfare was offered there, but here in Pandharpur, the Varkaris finding the absence of Lord Vitthal searched and learnt that it was kidnapped by the king. So, a famous saint by name Bhanudas, the great grand father of Eknath Maharaja started on foot, singing all the way and reached the temple. Holding the holy feet of the Lord, he pleaded for his return, but the Lord consoled him to wait, since he did not like to wound the king, a great devotee in every sense of the term. He resorted to a stretegem demonstration of Krishnaniti. While assuring to follow him, he put his tulasimala round the neck of Bhanudas, craftily adding a diamond necklace along with it. 

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Rukhmini Mandir
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