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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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KONARK
The Unique Seat of Sun-God

UNIQUENESS

Known as Arka Padma Kshetra, Konark occupies a prominent place in the history of the temples of India in general and Kalinga temples in particular. It is dedicated exclusively to the Sun-god-Surya Bhagavan, and it is the only of its kind existing in such gigantic proportions in the present; why in the past also for that matter. Though in ruins, the charm it casts on the art connoisseurs and the tourists is inexhaustibly irresistible and eternally enchanting; and lo! it is on the increase. No shrine in its abject ruins has ever attracted more tourists than this. Puranas and Ithihasas enshrine a large body of facts extolling its glory with many memorable and awe-inspiring episodes. Mariners and merchants, who entwined their lives with the fall and rise of this Black Pagoda, testify to its glory with thrilling adventures of their own. 

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