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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 holy Pitru Kshetra


Definite history begins with Gayasura of the Satya yuga days; Gaya was a demon king with a difference. He was unlike Hiranyakasipu, though equally powerful and obtained many unattainable boons from Sri Mahavishnu, but was like Prahlad, the paramabaghavathothama in acquiring several exemplary virtues. He ruled over a vast kingdom of the same name, with Gaya as capital, measuring about 5 krosas in size. His personality was awful; and stature, uncommon in dimensions - he was 125 yojanas high and 60 yojanas wide. Incredible it sounds, but he was a demon as such. When he did severe penance on the Kolahal Mount, it caused nightmares to celestials. Frightened, they went to Vaikunta, on the advice of Lord Siva for solution. Assuring them abhayam, He went to the spot to reveal Himself to Gaya. Being pure in mind, body, heart and soul, he prayed that whoever chanced to touch, tread or meet him should go to Vaikunta; and it was granted anon. It is said that he is abiding in his entire kingdom thenceforward in his ethereal form and emancipating every one, who chanced to step on his soil either by choice, or under pressure.

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