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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

They would get back their divine beauty and powers after completing the work and depart soon to their places. It was their routine work. Listening to their account, he found himself a changed man absolved of his sin, because of his contact with them and filling his eyes with the holy forms of those lokapavanis. In the morning he asked the sage the secret of his powers. His answer was brief but precise - "My strength lies in my pitrubhakti, and the blessings of those living gods made me another god, fit to be adored by the gods even"! When enlightened on the might of pitruseva and the punya it confers, he regretted and turned a new leaf in life. At once he set out in search of the lost treasure! He found them and washed their feet with tears of genuine repentance. And started adoring them with a tenacity unheard of, and fervour a model to the humanity for all times. As he cared nothing, knew nothing, indulged in nothing-craved for nothing, except serving the aged parents, his soul evolved to that stage of bringing down Lord Krishna to his door-step to confer boons. But he was otherwise busy then with massaging of his father's legs - a routine seva and hence asked him to wait standing on the brick, he threw outside till he completed his regular work. What an audacity! Could it be tolerated? It was not only tolerated but rewarded magnanimously. When met the waiting Lord, he soulfully prayed for forgiveness. The Lord on the other hand said that before his pitrudeva, he was insignificant and his action was emulation worthy. Pundarik overwhelmed with joy solicited the Lord to stay there for ever. "Amen" was the Lord's answer. Hence, the image of Lord Krishna standing on brick, and his becoming Vittala - standing on the brick according to Kanada language. Standing in that posture of akimbo - hands on the hips resembling the shape of auspicious Omkara has another story fascinating and background fantastic.

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