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The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Prologue Chengannur
Bhavani Mantralaya - Brindavan
Agra Tiruvannamalai
Tiruchendur Vijayawada
Tiruvangad Tiruvangad - Sri Rama Temple
Madhuranthakam Banaras
Nanjangud Talakaveri
Karpara Kshetra Jejuri 
Mantrlaya Adoni
Melkote Phede
Bhadrachalam Morgaon
Sirusangadla Vikarabad
Simhachalam Srisailam
Penugonda Deogarh
Epilogue  
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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BANARAS - VISWANATH MANDIR  

The scene of action is laid on the banks of holy Ganges, and precisely in the sanctum of Lord Visweswar, the holiest of holy Daivams and a by-word for compassion, who relieves His children from the unending misery of births and deaths. He is the protagonist of the play, though invisible. His role and action opened the eyes of one inveterate bigot Sikandar Lodi, who relied on his Royal scepter but did not wield, either for his existence, or for the welfare of the kingdom he ruled over. 

Among the other characters, Narayana Bhatt, an austure learned brahmin of exemplary spirituality and inimitable humanism deserved to be termed as the good Samaritan acts magnanimously to avert the danger of annihilation caused by this ruthless religious fanatic and the villain of the piece. The time of action was during the reign of Sikandar Lodi, who desired to convert this thirtha kshetra - Kasi into a mini-Mecca peopling with Muslim population only. In the reign of terror he inaugurated, all the places of worship consecrated by the god-men and abided by the highest divinities went without worship. Virtually their doors were shut and in some cases steeples were brought to ground level. Pious devotees and innocent civilians wept with tight lips, lest crying sounds would bring further insecurity and end in vulnerability. Insurrection and defiance were openly fried alive. Of the saddest things was the closure of the yugas-old Viswanatha Mandir and banning the performance of daily and occasional worship. Spineless people moaned. but not Lord Siva.

 

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