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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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BHUVANESWAR
The Hari-Hara Kshetra

CONNOTATION AND REPUTATION

'Bhuvaneswar' means the Lord of the world, and it refers to Maheswar one of the Trimurthis of Hindu gods; and He is the Lord of Destruction, yet the most compassionate among them. It is applicable to places also; here it is the name of a place consecrated by the presence of Siva, and it is the metropolitan city of Orissa. It was and is the seat of government of one of the Indian states called Utkal then, and Orissa now. For centuries, it is called the cathedral city of India, on account of the infinite number of temples it has within its precincts. Legends credit it with having nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine temples, built by a single individual king-Yayati Kesari, a rare phenomenon, perhaps, second to none but to itself. It serves a royal banquet to the eyes of the devotees with numberless temples small and big, old and new, simple and grand, ruined and maintained and visited or neglected, all but in one place. Though there is predominance of Siva temples every where, one can also see Vaishnava temples here and there in addition, there are a good number of Jain and Bouddha shrines, either in adorable, or deplorable state reflecting the spirit of catholicity of the capital and its inimitable glory of tolerance to other religions. 

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About Bhuvaneswar
You are Here! Connotation And Reputation.Pg1
Connotation And Reputation.Pg2
Antiquity - Pouranic Evidence.Pg1
Antiquity - Pouranic Evidence.Pg2
History And Growth Of Lingaraj Temple.Pg1
History And Growth Of Lingaraj Temple.Pg2
Subsidiary Shrines And Their Fame
Sacred Thirthes And Their Ithihasas
The Peace Pagoda
The UdayaGiri-Khandagiri Temples
Vaital Duel
Sisupal Guha
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