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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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PURI
The Abode of Lord Jagannath

THE MAIN TEMPLE - SRI MANDIR

This imposing shrine dominating the landscape for miles around, beckons the attention of the pilgrims with its architectural grandeur and sculptural beauty at a mere glance. It is erected on an elevated place, called the Nilagiri-the Blue hill and in is in the, heart of the city. It is one of the best specimens of Kalinga school of architecture, in its finished form, built by Chodaganga in the 12th century with a view to commemorating the shifting of his capital from southern to central part of Orissa. It is a supreme specimen of the richness and plasticity of the Kalinga style of architecture. This Srimandir, as it is popularly known has four well-marked out Mandapas. They are Boga Mandap, Naata Mandap, Mukha Mandap and the Bada deula-Main Mandap; and all the four stand in a line with entrances opening one into another. The Main temple is 210 feet high and it is the highest of the temples in Orissa then, or now. There is a blue disc over the tower and it is called the Sudarsan Chakra, the divine weapon adorning the right hand of Lord Krishna of Dwaparayuga. These four Mandapas are surrounded by two compound walls; the outer one is called Meganath pacheri and the inner one Bahar veda.

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About Puri
Introduction
Unique
The Ratha Yatra.Pg1
The Ratha Yatra.Pg2
Mahaprasad.Pg1
Mahaprasad.Pg2
Its Antiquity
Historicity
Vudayana Episode
Indradryumna Episode.Pg1
Indradryumna Episode.Pg2
You are Here! The Main Temple....Pg1
The Main Temple....Pg2
The Archamurthis.Pg1
The Archamurthis.Pg2
Mini Shrines Around.....
Kalpa Vriksha
Other Sacred Places....Pg1
Other Sacred Places....Pg2
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