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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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The Tryambakeshwar temple enshrining one of the twelve jyothirlingas is quite magnificent and is built on the Indo - Aryan style. Its imposing dimensions, architectural adornments are quite befitting of its eminence. It is surrounded by a massive stone wall pierced by two dwaras and covers 260 x 220 feet area. It is built in black stone by Balaji Baji Rao between 1740 - 1761 on the old site which of course, was very modest in sire and sculpture. Tall dipmalas adorn the Mahadwara on either side with its artistic design. In front of the temple a beautifully sculptured bull - Nandi is installed in a cupola. Another marble one is found inside. To the eastern most part lies a square mantap of huge proportions. It has doors on all sides and its porches are decorated with cusped arches and moulded pillars. Then comes the antarala lying between garbhagriha and big mantap. The garbhagriha is vast and well decorated with architectural designs and carvings of human figures, animals, yakshas, floral designs and the like. A graceful spire with curvilinear design rises from atop the garbhagriha and heightens its beauty with a dazzling Kalash. In the central part of the garbhagriha there lies the Swayambhu Siva linga. It has a minute crack from which the water i.e. Ganga drips forth constantly, round the clock and throughout the year. Tradition has that some times flames emerge from this, and also deep sounds of thunder not unlike the roar of a lion now and then. The linga is covered with a golden mask adorned with five faces and a dazzling golden crown, donated by Peshwa Sadasiva Rao, supposed to have been brought from Delhi. It was an invaluable gift of the King of Mysore to a temple there, but carried away by Moghul iconoclasts during their raids. This is used on ceremonial occasions only; for daily purpose, a silver made single faced mask is used. The remarkable feature found here is the prevalence absolute quiteness not found elsewhere. After offering prayers with rituals, the devotees emerge souls filled with the divinity pervading the entire garbhagriha.

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The Brahmagiri
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