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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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GANGOTRI & YAMUNOTRI 
 
The Himalayan - born River Goddesses  

Though the ungovernable impetuous vehemence was tamed and lessened by Maheswar's mighty many hair, Ganga still contained some of her boisterous nature. It was only in the Himalayas, she was taught a lesson by Jahnu, a powerful sage. Unable to bear the tumultuous march near his asram and upsetting the tranquility, he swallowed the entire water in a single gulp. Seeing the disaster, Bhagiratha prayed to Jahnu to release her to fulfilling his desire. Taking pity on Bhagiratha, Jahnu released Ganga through his ear. So she is called Jahnavi. On the way again at Haridwar, Saptarishis confined her in their Kamandal for disturbing their meditation. When Bhagiratha propitiated them, she was released and divided into seven streams to touch each of their hermitages. 

She flowed again behind Bhagiratha till she reached Gangasari, where 60,000 sons of Sagara were burnt. By her touch they were emancipated. As she was brought to this world through the penance of Bhagiratha, she is called Bhagirathi. In the course of her flow, several other miracles happened, all but bring out her glory, due to purging off the sins of the people. This story thus started in Vaikunta, ended in her joining Ratnakara near Calcutta. 

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