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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 routine worship is offered at five times a day. It begins with Kakadarati followed panchamruta puja. Afternoon worship consists of Naivedya. Dheepaarati is the next pooja and the last one is Shejarati. Elaborate rituals with hymns and songs to the accompaniment of music are observed with great fervour. Besides there are several periodical and occasional festivals like Panchamrita snana on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Every Ekadasi is a special occasion; Gokulashtami, the birth day of Krishna is celebrated with great pomp, when huge crowds overflow the banks and streets of this holy town. Ashada and Karthika masas also have great pull. The worship is carried on according to agamic injunctions by competent graded officials consisting of Badavas, Utpats, Pujaris, Benaris - hymnists, Paricharikas - bathmen, Haridasas - singers, Dingres - barbers, Danges - mase bearers, and Divetis - light men. The Badavas command great respect and occupy first place in the main temple and Utpats likewise in the Rukmini temple. A harmonious blend of Marathi and Kannada traditions are followed and they are being practised with great devotion.

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