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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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It is customary to take a dip in a river or pushkarini before availing the darsan of the archamurthis of any kshetra. Here it is the river Bhima going by the name of Chandrabhaga, and is the first spot visited by the pilgrims on reaching the kshetra. It has many visit-worthy places, like the Vishnupad, Pundarika temple and other shrines on its bed. After taking bath in the sacred river, devotees visit the Vishnupad temple built on a rock and has flights of stairs on four sides. It is a beautiful temple enshrining the foot prints of Lord Krishna and his cow. It has many images on the pillars and they are impressive. Next is the sacred temple enshrining the samadhi of Pundarik responsible for the Panduranga's shrine here. The object of worship here is Sivalinga, fitted with a brass cover resembling that of Siva form bust upwards. The head- gear of the Lord is adorned with the coils of a five hooded cobra. And it is exceedingly enticing. Huge brass images of Jaya Vijaya - the Dwarapalakas installed at the entrance lend majesty to this small shrine. The regular worship is offered to this Sivalinga and it starts early in the morning. After this the brass kavacha is placed and adorned with silk bordered dhoti and garlands. Important sevas and festivals like Sivaratri are celebrated and they attract huge crowds. As the Samadhi contains a great pitrubhaktiparayana of immortal glory, it is visited with great fervour. After this, the pilgrims straightaway walk towards the main shrine situated at half a kilometre's distance. This sacred river bank is always crowded and the bhajan programmes at several points make this a daily MELA of perennial attraction.

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