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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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KARPARA KSHETRA - NARASIMHA TEMPLE 
ADIL SHAH

Next scene is shifted to Karpara kshetra, where Narasimha has been abiding in a temple built by a Muslim ruler and demonstrating His miracles to lifting the star-crossed, irrespective of the class, caste, creed, religion etc. The principal character is, the omnipresent Narasimha, the fourth incarnation of Sri Mahavishnu, the Protector of worlds and the beneficiary of his abundant grace is Adil Shah, the Nawab of Bijapur. The time of action is recent past, so the achieves supply adequate evidence together with inscriptions. This temple, of course, emerged only in the recent past, and its archamurti has been abiding since time immemorial. Scriptural evidence pushed it back to the legendary times. Skanda Purana envisages the divinity of this region drenched by river Krishna. According to it, on the grandiose annual festival celebrated during the auspicious Karkataka Sankramana, the highest gods - Brahma and Maheswar descend in the form of water to worship this archamurti. Does this not speak volumes of the greatness of this holy thirtha kshetra? Moreover, Karpara Maharshi's obtaining daiva sakshatkara
here and making the Lord dwell here permanently heighten the spiritual glory of this place. This is mythology got entrenched in the sacred lore.

The recent historic evidence comes from the personal life of Adil Shah, who ruled this region with Bijapur as capital. Though a Muslim by religion, he was tolerant to other religious. An ideal king at it. His enlightened religious outlook amply rewarded him by the Hindu God.

 

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