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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 VAIDYANATH OF PARLI

THE BAIJU EPISODE

The Atmalinga popular as Ravaneswara linga thus left there was adored even after his death, by devotees, for long, but later in the Kaliyuga, the slothful priests grown impious due to amassing wealth by easy means, abandoned worshipping it. A cattle-keeper by name Baiju, who was regularly worshipping it with utmost piety, found this lapse unbearable. But he could do nothing due to his low position. In a fit of anger he vowed to break it to pieces with his heavy club for the sole purpose of opening the eyes of the erring priests. He tried but could not make any dent; for the Sivalinga was impregnable. Being adament, he resolved to breaking it little by little as a daily routine duty. He decided to implement his plan before meal everyday. He put his resolution into practice. Before taking food, he was using all his strength on the Sivalinga with his club, but it remained stubborn - not a chip came out of it. Yet he continued. One day in hurry he forgot it and sat down for food; but before raising his hand to mouth, he remembered his vow. Dropping it, he dashed off and with uncontrollable anger he struck it with all strength at his command. The Lord pleased more with his tenacity than devotion, which was of no mean distinction, appeared before him for fulfilling his ardent ambition of offering regular prayers to the linga with due agamic rites. The overjoyed cowherd prostrated before him. The Lord lifting him said that the presiding deity would be called Baijunath after him thenceforward. The priests realising their position corrected their ways and commenced performing pujas with ardor due.

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About Lord Vaidyanath Of Parli
Introduction.Pg1
Introduction.Pg2
Uniqueness
Sources
Antiquity.Pg1
Antiquity.Pg2
Antiquity.Pg3
Antiquity.Pg4
You are Here! The Baiju Episode
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