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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

ADI GADADHARA'S EPISODE

As the legend goes, once there lived in the Satya Yuga a demon by name Gada. He was exceptionally strong in his physique and was a byword for his super abundant strength. It became an object of envy to everyone including Brahma; the Creator. Having kept on eye on him, one day Brahma approached and asked him to give his bones for making a formidable weapon to be used for loka kalyana. At the very mention of the purpose, Gada deeming it Is an especial honour done to him, agreed; whereupon Brahma commissioned Viswakarma to make a mace out of the bones. He did. And it was presented to Lord Sri Mahavishnu for the protection of the universe. This powerful mace was used against a might, asura by name Heti, who on performing dhirgha tapas obtained' the boon that he would not be destroyed with any missile, like arrow, or discus. When his misdeeds became intolerable to innocent life in asrmavatikas, Lord Mahavishnu killed him with the', mighty, weighty mace. As it is imbued with uncommon inherent potentialities, it was able to suppress, the raising head of Gaya during Brahma's sacrifice, when the Lord Protector standing on Dharmasila pressed it with that mace. Hence the image of Sri Nahavishnu with that mighty mace in His hand is worshipped here and He is called the 'Adi Gadadhara'.

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