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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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KASI
The Royal place of Lord Siva

MANIKARNIKA GHAT

It is the most heavily crowded ghat and is very auspicious for reasons more than one. It has a small tank in the centre with flights of stairs on all sides. The story goes that in the dim past, Lord Maha Vishnu attracted by its sanctity decided to do penance here. Before commencing it, he dug a pit with his Sundarsan disc for water to using to ablution purpose. During the course of penance lasted for years, his perspiration slowly flowed down into the pit and it started overflowing. Awe-struck Maheswar seeing it shook his head, a little violently, perhaps. His diamond ear-ring then fell into the pit and so is called Manikarnika. Taking fancy for this, he resolved to give the potent Tarakamantra in the ears of those who die here. Moreover, he takes his bath every morning in this tank, making it holier. So the waters remove all sins. As this is consecrated by Lord Maha Vishnu by his penance and Maheswar by his bath, it is deemed to be doubly efficacious. Burning the dead and performing pindpradan confer here special merits.

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