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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 PANDURANGA VITHAL OF PANDHARPUR

The loss of necklace was searched for the next day, and the thief Bhanudas was taken to the court. The judge on the circumstantial evidence ordered the capital punishment. He was taken to the place, where a sula - spike was erected. All through the trial and later too, he did nothing than singing songs in praise of the Lord, believing in God's protection. When he was taken to the place of sula, to the utter amazement of all-the by-standers, the pole started blooming into branches, bearing leaves, flowers, fruits etc. When the oddity was reported to Krishna Deva Raya, he rushed to the spot and prayed to him for forgiveness, forgetting the folly perpetrated by his people. On knowing the purpose of his visit and the trouble erupted in Pandharpur, he made immediate arrangements for the safe return of the image with escort and a long procession of the people.

The image arrived at Pandharpur on the Ekadasi day. It was a grand affair and so Pandharpur turned itself into a Bhooloka Vaikunta with chariot procession, bhajan, bhojan programmes etc. Even today, in memory of it, the annual festival on the Ekadasi is celebrated on a grand scale. Mysterious are the ways of that mysterious Mahavishnu! This absence of the Lord was longer. It was stolen or held in ransom for shorter periods now and then. And on certain occasions in the Medieval period, the image fell prey to the avaricious priests, who smuggled it away to receiving huge sums of amount later, and it was reinstated in payment of huger sums of amount. Deprivity knows no law! Is not the mouth of avarice is as wide as well, and is ever open as a matter of fact?

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