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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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GAYA 
The holy Pitru Kshetra

PINDAS AND THEIR MERITS

Gaya is deservedly famous as a pitru Kshetra and confers merits of an infinite variety on ardent theists for observing rituals like dipping in the river Phalguna, offering pindas at many places, performing sraddhas to the departed, worshipping at many shrines, giving danas to the deserving etc. On account of the presence of, gods of all denominations, the soil, water, climate and nature have acquired such sanctity that they cure incurable diseases, absolve people of their sins, fulfil the cherished ambitions, liberate the departed from the shackles of further births and shower heavenly bliss. Scriptures proclaim that there is no other place so sacred and auspicious for offering pindas to the manes as this hallowed land consecrated by the presence of Dharmasala, Vishnupadas and the imperishable Banyan Tree. It is said that when pindas are offered, the ancestors who had gone to hell for committing sins, go to heaven, and those who by merits reached heaven would be freed from the vicious circle of births and deaths and merge with Paramartha. 

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