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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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PRAYAG
The Holy Sangam

One such legend refers to King Sudyumna, son of the famous king Vaivaswata. It happened that he strayed once into Kumaravana-a prohibited area of this region then. And lo! he was changed into a pretty woman anon. And passed for all then onwards. Another miracle! this engrossing piece attracted Budha, the son of Chandra, and they were wedded. A son was born to them and was christened Pururvas. Fed up with womanly chores and elusive charms, he worshipped Siva for changing him to original form. Expressing his limitations, he granted him the boon of becoming man for one month, and woman, the following month. And this process goes on forever unhindered. Unable to compromise with the change alternating in quick succession, he left to forest to lead an ascetic life handing over the kingdom to his son Pururvas, who ruled ably with his capital at Pratisthana and was succeeded by Ayu, the grand father of the famous king Yayati.

Another legend accounts for the unusual glory of this place brought about by Brihaspati, the preceptor of Gods. And incidentally, it sheds light on the origin of Kumbha mela. 

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