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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 Fort at Allahabad has been the centre of attraction for all classes of people. It is a spiritual haven and a treasure house of innumerable Hindu relics. It is here the far-famed Akshaya Vata is situated. Devout pilgrims worship it with great ardour, performing several rituals. This is also the place, where religious frenzy manifests like committing religious suicide, though sastras specifically condemn this practice in well-defined terms. As some scriptures advocate this atmahan - suicide, as prayaschitta for the guilt of mahapataka, many take recourse to this evil practice. Old and invalid desperate and perverted fall from its high branches to end themselves, hoping to be released from the cycle of births and deaths once for all. Next to it lies Siva linga in a beautiful small shrine. After completing circumambulation pious people take vows to give up for the rest of their lives, the pleasure of eating one particular type of food, which till then held very dear to them. So, it marks the beginning of a new phase of spiritual up gradation. The Asoka Pillar a single tapering shaft of polished sand stone of 11 meters high is another attraction here. 

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