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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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The archamurthi is called by many names such as Vithoba, Panduranga, Vithal, Krishna etc and each has its story. Vithoba means father of Vithala. Vithala is derived from the Kannada word Vitta, standing for Krishna. It means also one who receives for giving grace to those without (tha), knowledge (vit), by splitting it into three component parts like Vit + tha + la. Pandurang is the sanskritised form of Pandarga, the old name of Pandarpur, reminiscent of Pundalik, whose association made this kshetra Pundarika pura. The image of this august panduranga is about three and a half feet in height and is installed on a four foot high pedestal. The image has two arms adorned with sankh in left hand and lotus stem in the right hand but resting on the hips. It is beautified with Kausthubhamala around the neck, Vastalanchan on the chest, makarakundalas in the ears and a head-gear ornamented with a Sivalinga in the middle. It is standing on a square block offered to him by Pundalik as asana. It is exceedingly enchanting with colourful garlands and the characteristic akimbo pose. A single darsan elevates and it remains for ever, locked up in mind. 

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