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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 Royal place of Lord Siva

But the irony of it, no sooner did the invader turn his back than religious fervour reinstalled it with agamic rituals, through committed Pitadhipathis and theist rulers, thereby showing to the world that Hinduism aprathihata and its glory, ajaramara But on one occasion, this holy city went bereft of Sivalinga and regular worship. This is history. Regular prayer's were restored with the invisible, yet invincible power of Maheswar. It happened in the reign of Sikandar Lodi. This religious bigot, not only razed the temple, but also banned further construction of any shrine on the old site, or anywhere in the city. It continued for 17 years for lifting the ban, and to reviewing the regular worship, every ardent theist, Pitadhipathi and subdued king tired, but in vain. The struggle between life and death ended only with publishing of the mysterious might of the Omnipotent Lord Maheswer. Lord sent drought as first measure, followed severe epidemics which swept off unprecedented numbers. The Lodi had tremors-ghastliness of death when danced naked, he condescended to implementing the suggestion of Narayana Bhatta - a spiritual leader of great reputation. Narayana Bhatta. attributing the calamity due to damage done to Mandir and stopping of rituals, assured normally, if prayers were offered. Lodi agreed. With the performance of powerful Anushthan yaga, he brought down heavy down pour. A boon to wateless land. Opening the eyes, Lodi lifted the ban. The temple was then constructed and prayers, regularised. Will the Omni compassionate God ever let down his bhaktas? No! NEVER so far. Later Aurangazeb, the zealot turned blind to history and damaged all, held sacred. But efforts at restoration bore fruits in 1783 with the construction of grand temple by Rani Ahilayabai. Her bounty is now enabling the bhaktakoti to avail the darsan of the Lord and offering of personal prayers a rare boon to the theists. The Mandir is also called the Golden Temple, for the spires - sikharas are adorned with gold plates, donated by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1835. Let us enter and feast our eyes with Lord Viswanath's adorable form.

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