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The Temples Of North-East India
The Temples of North-East India - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kedarnath Badrinath
Bhagawan Pasupathinath Of Nepal Gangotri & Yamunotri
Rishikesh Haridwar
Prayag Gaya
Kasi Ayodhya
Kali Ma Of Calcutta Bhuvaneswar
Konark Puri
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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BADARINATH
The Himalayan abode of Sri Maha Vishnu

HISTORICITY 

It is quite astonishing that history seems silent over the origin and expansion of the holy shrine. It is only the Vedas that enshrine certain references to the sanctity of this place, but they are not corroborated either by inscriptions or sculptural adornments. A passing reference is made to this place, being visited by people during the time of Asoka the great, but it was a Buddhist pilgrim' centre then. Even though certain theist rulers made renovations from time to time, they are washed away by the devastating avalanches occurred several times since then. The present temple owes, its existence to the efforts of Sri Sankaracharya, who on securing the image of the Lord Badarinath from Naradkund arranged for the building of temple with donations, and installed it according to Sastric injunctions. His unparalleled adoration culminated in dedicating all his sixteen master-pieces to the Lord Badarinath. Credit goes to him for having appointed a Namboodri Brahmin as the head-priest of the temple, and since then the practice is honoured and continued. Above all, he founded here one of his principal monasteries called Uttaramnaya Jyotirmath. Almost all the traditions and rites introduced by him are being carried on even to day, though formal tacit approval is to be accorded by the Maharaja of Theri Garwal.

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