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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 Himalayan - born River Goddesses  


The place where Ganga descended is called Gangotri. And now there lies a temple of modest size dedicated to Ganga. It was p built on the exact place, where, Bhagiratha did penance by Amar Singh Thapa, the Gurkha commander as early as in eighteenth century, and made it sacred with installation of the statue of Ganga in it. And it is visited by millions of pilgrims round the year, since then for offering fervent prayers. Though there was no big Mandir in the dim past, it was visited by several celebrities in the Tretha and Dwapara Yugas. The Pancha Pandavas made a pilgrimage to this sacred spot after the Kurukshetra war to atoning the sin of killing akshonhinis of innocent for the sake of one wicked Duryodhana.

It is a small town, and only a few, in thousands, of course, are dwelling here. There are facilities for food and staying. Yogis, Sadhus, old and highly evolved souls form the majority, who made this their permanent home, and are engaged in counting of beads, awaiting the final call from the heaven.

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