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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

SACRED THIRTHES AND THEIR ITHIHASAS

This holy kshetra contains holier thirthas casting enhancement on the visitors by their strange stories. Among them, Bindusagara, Gosagara, Devipadahara, Papanasani, Gouri and Kedara are considered worth-visiting for a dip. Ardent devotees take bath in them for purging off their sins.

Of the thirthas, Bindusagar is the biggest and has a mysterious story that attract thousands of pilgrims found the year. It is 1300 feet in length and 700 feet in breadth, with strong stone embankment on all sides. There stands a pretty shrine in the Centre like a diamond set in gold. The story goes that Siva in order to compensate the absence of the Ganges here caused the construction of this tank soon after his settlement and bade the presiding deities of all the sacred rivers and tanks of the Akhanda Bharat to deposit each a few drops of their waters. Soon His command was obeyed and the tank over-flowed with sacred waters. Hence this thirtha is held in high esteem, and so a great craze for the pilgrims, whenever visited. It is recorded that the water having been contributed from all the rivers of our Punya Bharat, there is special merit when bathed in it. And the place was deemed highly sacred, hence the building of seven thousand and temples around it during its heyday. The Kedara Gouri has yet another story of eternal attraction. It is believed that the water has medicinal properties due to the natural spring inside and release women from the curse of barrenness, if bathed. A special attraction for the childless mothers. Some more places lying outside the city boundaries, yet accessible in a few minutes ride deserve space here.

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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
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The Peace Pagoda
The UdayaGiri-Khandagiri Temples
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