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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 TRYAMBAKESHWAR OF NASIK

THE LEGEND OF GODAVARI

This legend is still more fantastic, and is the longest, perhaps for the characters involved in this are numerous, and time it encircled too is many yugas. It begins with Brahma's striking his axe at prayag to preparing a sacrificial alter in the presence of devas and manavas for performing a sacrifice for Viswasreyas. The axe unearthed a chest. A lady of unparalleled beauty and myraid charms emerged, when it was opened. Her bewitching beauty was so hypnotizing that everyone among the assembled - gods, sages, kings,. warriors wanted to marry her. To averting the disaster, Brahma declared that, he who returned first making a bhupradakshana - going round the earth, would be eligible to marry her. At once, there began a marathon race with every biped participating. Among them there was Sage Gautama. Although he aspired for that unearthly lady, he was no match with the mighty, healthy, weighty men participating. When lagging behind he saw a black cow giving birth to a calf. Going round it thrice, he came back to Brahma, and by quoting the scriptural authority, claimed the lady. Brahma could not brush aside his request; for, it is specifically said that going round a cow during the delivery of a calf tantamounts to going round the earth. So, the wedding was solemnized. Just then the contestants returned and found that the much coveted prize went to Gautama. Bowing to the verdict, they departed. Gautama at the instance of Brahma reached Brahmagiri and lived with Ahalya in an asram built in the vicinity. It is at this time, Mother Parvati met with a problem. Finding her Lord's clandestine liaison with Ganga, she desired to get rid of her. 

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