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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 Holy Sangam


The word 'Prayag' is a compound of two words- Pra and Yag. This blend of two distinct words admits two different meanings; one a great sacrifice - Pra = great + yaga = sacrifice; two- Pra also means Prajapathi, and yaga stands for sacrifice, so Prajapati's sacrifice. Its connotation thus refers to a place, where Prajapathi performed once a great sacrifice. It was originally called 'Prayag-Raj', the prefix and suffix here denote its superiority over other sacred thirthas, consecrating our Punya Bharat. Puranas menu it as Thirtharaj, and an integral part of the Panchavedis-Kurukshetra, Gayashiras, Prayag Raj, Viraja and Pushkar. Due to its position, 'middle in the series, it is aptly called Madhyavedi. As the Ganga, the Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati, the holy river merge at this place, it is called Sangam. It has yet another name -Triveni; for, the Ganges takes a turn here and bends like the veni-braided hair of  woman. It is a Prajapathi Kshetra and a thirtha Kshetra at it.

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