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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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Ambarnath-a holy Saiva Kshetra situated in a lovely valley - a grand colourful spectacle of the Nature's enchanting beauty enjoys a pride of place among the centres of pilgrimage in the state of Maharashtra. Its plus points are many, and position enviable. Its location on the bank of a small river, surrounded by evergreen forests, grown sumptuous on the slopes of high hills has an added attraction to nature-lovers more than theists. The vicinity of two famous cities-Bombay and Kalyan, throbbing with industrial population has catapulted its glory to the pinnacle both as a holy place and a picnic spot. To add to these, it is a specimen of the Konkan style of architecture - a fusion of North and South in form. It illustrates the excellences of Hindu sculpture of the 11 th century A.D. It is a shilahara gift to the nation and was built between eighth and ninth centuries. Several royal dynasties like Chalukyas, Shilanras endowed it in many ways, and it tested the fury of Portugese also.

Like any Hlindu temple, it has a garbhagriha, porches, pavilions and towers. It faces the west. The towers arc richly carved and ornamented lending majesty to the whole construction. The exquisite images carved on pillars, porches and ceiling cast enhancement. The images of Mahishasura Mardin and Kamadeva in dancing poses are examples of best craftsmanship and the taste of the patrons.

The swayambhu linga - the archamurthi of this famous temple is about two and half a feet in height and is extremely grand to look at. It is adored as Ambareeswar and during the Mahasivaratri day, its glory touches the zenith. This august Sivalinga resembles the famous Jyotirlinga of Omkara at Mandhata to the Madhya Pradesh. Inscriptions shed enough light on the builders, and its is concluded that it was built in 1000 A.D. by Mamvani, a shilhara Mahamandeleswara of the Konkan region of Maharashtra state. It is a visit- worthy shrine that confers bliss munificently and for ever.

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About Bhagawan Parasuram Of Phede
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
The Temple
The Puja And Festivals
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