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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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 MOTHER BHAVANI OF TULJAPUR

THE KOLLALA THIRTHA

According to legend, this temple was built by Viswakarma at the behest of Brahma. After completion, Brahma made this kshetra holiest by bringing the waters of the holier rivers for the holy dip by the bhaktas to purge of sins. So he summoned all the rivers of the Bharat without exception to come through under ground and join the kund, dug there. They did as bid. They came in great haste and collected there with unprecedented tumult; seeing their jubilant furore, Lord Brahma named the thirtha as Kallola thirtha - an appropriate name. On account of the merging of all the sacred waters, their efficacy is such that they have curative and purificatory powers. A dip emancipates, particularly in the Maghamasa. Visitors invariably take bath and observe rite as guided by the priests there.

After this point, there is a further descent of another 15 feet that takes into the second prakara. Here in addition to thrithas, there are many shrines and mandaps for several deities. Among the thirthas, the Gomukh Thirtha deserves mention. From the stone image of a cow's head, lying at a height of six feet, water flows down constantly coming from the Mankavati thirtha lying far off. It goes by the name of Dhara thirtha supposed to contain the waters of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. 

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About Mother Bhavani Of Tuljapur
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Antiquity
The Matanga Episode
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg1
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg2
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg3
Historicity.Pg1
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The Temple
You are Here! The Kollala Thirtha.Pg1
The Kollala Thirtha.Pg2
The Archamurthi
The Ghat-Shila
Pujas And Festivals.Pg1
Pujas And Festivals.Pg2
The Mother's Sleep
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