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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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The Prime seat of Sakteism

In the dim past, the site on which the present temple stands was a thick forest. Once, a devout brahmin called Atmaram while praying on the river bed saw a bright ray flashing from a spot on the bank. On the next day he found there a piece of stone carved like a human toe. He picked it up and started worshipping. He was informed in the dream that the toe was that of Mother Sati s that fell when Lord Mahavishnu cut the Sati's corpse with his Sudarsan chakra. He installed it with great devotion and later it developed into a big temple. There is another version, according to which the famous Santosh Ray Choudry, while sailing in a boat with his family one evening, heard the sound of conch from a distance. When went in that direction, he found a Brahmin giving harati to a big image of Kali with the consent of Brahmin he brought it and installed at the present spot. Later Rajiv Lochan Roy erected a temple with the permission of the Collector Elhard. Yet there is another story that a Kapalika kept this huge image in a dense forest to enabling them to offer human sacrifice, but the Roy Chosdrys using their status and influence wrested it from ham and built a grand shrine for Kali ma. The Choudrys conducted pujas regularly and propagated the Sakti cult around 1809, the present temple came up and attracted global attention by the miracles occurred in the lives of adorers. In course of time, it developed in every direction to the extent that it raised the slogan - Jekhane Bengali, Sekhane Kalibari- where there is a Bengali, there is a Kali temple. For Bengalese, she is the Prime deity, and Calcutta is the august seat of Kali Ma. It is the seat of many other renowned manifestations of Sati, such as Sowmya Kali, Hajarbhuja Kali, Sarvamangala, Simhavahini, Bow Bazaar's Firangee kali, Thanthania's Siddheswari, Nimitla's Ananta Mayee, Dhakshaneswara's Bhabatarini, Tarasundari, Adyapitha Adyakali and Billingani, Daktay Kali.

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