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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

Is it her permanent aspect? Not at all. She is Kamadhenu too. She is the family deity of almost all the Maharastrians and was the first among the adorable Sakti devatas to receiving honours from her votaries. The Peshwas for example, did nothing without visiting this Sakti Pitha and praying for inspiration and benediction. Although there are many Saktipithas in the land of Maharashtra, like Mahalakshmi of Kolhapur, Mahamaya Renuka at Mahur, Jagadamba at Saptshring and Ambejogai at Osmanabad, this Bhavani is popular as a powerful Goddess who ignites heroism in men and advocates righteous indigation in dealing with savages in royal robes and blood - suckers on the saddle with torch in one had and sword in another. The temple built on the Yamunachala by Viswakarma at the behest of Brahma according to legends has several unique features that bid instant visitation; for, it is this Jaganmata who has been staying here at the instance of an ardent devotee Anubhuti by name in the dim past; it is this Mother who played a dominant role to keep aloft the Maharashtra banner; it is for this Bhavani, Brahma commissioned Viswakarma to build a shrine; it is for this Mother, the Kallola thirtha - the repository of the waters of all the rivers in the Punya Bharat was created.

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