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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 Pitamaha, giving a patient hearing sympathized with their affliction, but expressed his inability to destroy him. Consoling sincerely, he advised them to approach Mother Amba. Directing the steps to her abode, they repeated their woeful tale. Moved visibly, She assured instant action. Sending them out, she emerged assuming the fiercest form with roudra exuding from her blood shot eyes and vengeance dripping from every pore of her fluttering frame, and entered the war field. Matanga was shocked to see such form, but being wicked and resourceful directed his armies against her. His asurasakti when asserted to the fullest extent, Mother felt jolted for a while. Then she summoned her powerful saktis like Varahi, Brahmi, Vaishnavi, Kumari, Indrani, Sambhavi, and with their strength she fell on the demon with unparalleled ferocity. Their united strength and unyielding tenacity at last scored victory over Matanga, who although proved more than a match in his strategy fell dead. Grateful people offered prayers and praised her valorous action in song. Heaving a sigh of relief, they enjoyed carefree life thenceforward. As Matanga was killed, it was a clean, grand victory to Amba; and so she was henceforth called Matangi. She is worshipped in a splendid shrine called the Bhavani temple. And for the advent of Bhavani to this place and making this an permanent abode in response to the desire of a devout brahmin lady, there is another fascinating story.

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About Mother Bhavani Of Tuljapur
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Antiquity
You are Here! The Matanga Episode
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg1
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg2
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg3
Historicity.Pg1
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The Temple
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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