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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

HISTORICITY

Till the beginning of the ninth century, its exact position is shrouded in mystery, or rather hidden in the sea shore. Neither detailed history, nor substantial proof of its name and glory is available. It was only when the Kesari kings ascended the throne, its importance was realised and erecting of the shrines of unparalleled splendour was undertaken. Purandar Kesari set the wheels in motion. Impressed with the divinity hovering over the ruined temple, he built a new one and caused the issue of edicts for the regular performance of puja by Brahmins, with gifting of eight villages for their maintenance. When Raja Langula Narasing Dev, son of Anangabhima Dev came to power, he took vigorous steps to heightening the glory of the temple with a special design of his own and started construction under the able and direct supervision of his favourite Minister, Sadasiva. 

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