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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 MOTHER'S SLEEP

Another unique feature is the special puja offered to the Mother after waking up; it occurs thrice a year. The Mother is put to sleep in the central Mandapa in a special chamber, where a separate bedstead is installed. Though she sleeps for certain days at a stretch on three occasions, the regular poojas are conducted in the shrine unhindered. What a novelty! Such oddities indeed evoke surprises in the visitors, but for the regular Maharashtrian devotees they are very common and hasten them to her Sannidhi to availing special rituals conducted then. May be due to attending to infinite number of spiritual and secular duties she gets exhausted and to recouping the lost, she sleeps soundly only on three occasions, but she is ever alert and vigilant throughout the period. This uniqueness is properly highlighted with special rituals due. Moreover, this Kulaswamini of great fame has a preference for the game of chequers, which she plays with the Mahant of the temple. How queer! On one occasion, when she delayed in returning to. her scat for receiving regular prayers, there was great furore. Then reciprocal recriminations between the two - priests and the MOTHER ensued. So a new tradition was established to announce the time of pujas to making her presence in the scat without fail. This temple maintains some monasteries, and the heads of the Maths are called Mahants. Their presence enhanced the glory of the temple; for, the appointed heads were great devotees and brought in several innovations in administration and performance of pujas. With many such oddities, the temple is growing in glory and piety.

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About Mother Bhavani Of Tuljapur
Uniqueness.Pg1
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Uniqueness.Pg4
Antiquity
The Matanga Episode
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg1
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg2
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg3
Historicity.Pg1
Historicity.Pg2
Historicity.Pg3
The Temple
The Kollala Thirtha.Pg1
The Kollala Thirtha.Pg2
The Archamurthi
The Ghat-Shila
Pujas And Festivals.Pg1
Pujas And Festivals.Pg2
You are Here! The Mother's Sleep
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