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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 sacred shrine enshrining the Sivalinga with the marks of club on the top lies in Parli and it is one of the twelve jyotirlingas adored over centuries by people in their lacs. Surprisingly enough, many places in India are claiming this honour; and strange to hear they are called Vaidyanath temples. And at each place, the sthalagnas - local guides narrate elaborate accounts and corroborate them with some evidence or the other. Among them, the temple at Deogarh in the Santhal parganas in Bengal is one, another at Gangakhed in Maharastra, one more at Kiragram in Punjab, and yet one more at Dakhoi are a few that are laying claims and worshipping the Jyotirlingas of those places as one of the twelve Jyothirlingas. And the story narrated about its origin too more or less is similar and concurs in the essential aspects like the Sivalinga was brought here by Ravana and given to him by Lord Siva himself. The deity is called Vaidya-surgeon for the act of transplanting the nine heads of Ravana severed by him to obtain boons. Each is a Saiva kshetra redolent of sivalilas. Festivals like Mahasivaratri are celebrated with great eclat when thousands of devotees congregate and offer several kinds of pujas. The thirthas of the places are connected with Ravana and their efficacy is still felt when bathed, and hence they are luring pilgrims round the year since the Treta yuga.

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