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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

ANTIQUITY

The glory of this kshetra owes its origin to one great devotee of Vittal. His life is a standing testimony to the power of filial piety which brought down God and made Him wait at the portal. Many literary works embody the life history of this Pundarik. Among them Panduranga Mahatmya takes precedent over others. It runs - there lived in the past a brahmin couple in this kshetra, and were called Jnanadev and Muktabai. They had a son called Pundarik, who although acquired proficiency in the sacred lore, never cared to realise the place given to the parents due to his infatuation for his charming wife. He turned self centred, immoral and brutal. Besides, he developed sadistic pleasure in ill treating his parents. In their ripe old age at it. Neither did he provide decent food and dress to them, nor took pity at their failing health. To add to this, he saw them over-worked, attending to domestic chores to making his wife enjoy a life of luxury, wrapped up in unethical grace. Certain legends attribute this prodigal life to his attachment to a courtesan, whose glossy exterior and honied words, blinded him to the extent of emptying all his treasure to her. 

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