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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 Unique Seat of Sun-God


Regarding the habitation and visitation of celestials and the performance of their 'lilas', here is an interesting Pouranic evidence. It is extracted from Samba Purana, a veritable mine of many fabulous accounts. It narrates that Samba one of the sons of Lord Krishna was frivolous by nature and used to incur displeasure to his father quite often. Once when Krishna's incense reached the zenith, he cursed him to suffer from leprosy. On imploring for mercy, he was asked to do severe penance in Maitreya forest of Utkaladesa, till such time of finding the image of the Sun, floating on the river Chandrabhaga as an act of atonement. Samba did as bid and recovered from the loathsome disease. In token of reverence, Samba built a grand temple and installed the image. The place thus shot up into prominence started attracting devotees. Ally this happened in centuries back only. With the passage of time, its glory had gone. And gone with it the sea also receding for about 3 Km. to the south-east of the temple and, the river Chandrabhaga becoming as insignificant pool. Yet in the very same place the Present temple was built by the kings of Kesari dynasty.

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