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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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  BHAGAWAN PARASURAM OF PHEDE

Of all the persons responsible for its growth and glory, Brahmendra Swami deserves first mention, and his role is memorable. Having visited this area by chance, he found the temple in dilapidated condition. He was a sanyansi, but wielded great powers, as he had large following. His influence on the rulers of Maharashtra was so great that he commanded their soldiers and coffers too. Utilising the goodwill of the public and power of the rulers, he started renovation work on a gigantic scale. Besides renovating the fallen structures, he caused the building of Sabhamandap, aisles and minishrines. The entire campus was a' given a face lift. Chatrapati Sahu, Chimraji Appa helped him in the renovation activity. Unfortunately the Siddis of Janjiru were averse to the growth of Hindu temples. When the aggressive ventures directed against him very often, he left and settled down elsewhere. So, the temple remained closed for a decade. Later, one Shivabhat with the help of Tulaji, a Maharashtra admiral secured annual grant for regular worship. A sanad was released authorizing the collection of two rupees from each village and it was called Bhargavapatti. When resistance was expressed, then collection of one anna per head in that region was ordered. This too was made optional in 1847 by the Governor of Bombay, when complaints were made to him. But, from time to time repairs and additions were made by devotees as exemplified by the erection of drum house on the gate way. It is only with the income from Navas and cash offerings, the prayer services are being carried on since long.

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About Bhagawan Parasuram Of Phede
Uniqueness.Pg1
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His Birth And Education.Pg1
His Pitru Bhakthi
His Role As Warrior.Pg1
His Role As Warrior.Pg2
His Role As Guru....
His Work In Kerala.Pg1
His Work In Kerala.Pg2
The Maharastra Contribution
Historicity.Pg1
You are Here! Historicity.Pg2
The Temple
The Puja And Festivals
Ambarnath
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