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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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This sacred hill situated in Tryambak, besides being the abode of Lord Siva, it is the origin of several thirthas, and caves for spiritual sadhana. There is the famous Gangadwara from where Ganga started flowing. It is almost in the middle of the mountain, accessible by a flight of stone steps and here lie many more sacred thirthas. A small stream of water flows down from a stone image of Gomukha and above it is installed a female image called Ganga. There is another temple dedicated to Kolhambika. Tradition current here says that a dreadful demon called Kolhasur started gulping down all the waters of Ganga. Then Mother Parvathi pitying Gautama descended and killed, but to fulfilling the death wish of the demon, she is dwelling here since then. Hence sacred and visit worthy. Next, there lie many more thirthas like Varaha thirtha, Viswanath - thirtha, Mukund thirtha, Prayaga thirtha etc. ''here is a big modern reservoir called Gangasagar, built to supply water to the city, and then Gautamalaya another worth seeing place. There, is also the Ashalya stream which joins Gautama, and the confluence is held sacred. These thirthas have add tales and are attracting pilgrims for snana, dhyana, sraddha, samaradhana etc. Religionists take bath in every one of the ashta thirthas and pancha thirtha groups and then visit several temples lying in the vicinity, like the Gangadevi temple which celebrates Gangavatarana annual festival on a grand scale. Besides this there are many temples dedicated to Lord Siva in several of his forms, like Kanchaneswar, Tribhuvaneswar, Rameswar, Gautameswar, Kasi Visweswar, Kedareswar etc. And a few more dedicated to Vaishnavate deities, like Rama, Parasurama, Krishna, Balaji, Maruti, Lakshminarayana etc. Some of the caves are visit-worthy as they are associated with Nath sampradaya.

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