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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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RISHIKESH
The Fount of Arsha Samskriti 

NAME & ITS DERIVATION

ANTIQUITY

According to the version of Sthalagna - local guide, once Raibhya, a powerful sage lived in a hermitage. He had a massive growth of locks that formed thick jatas, and he sported them on his little head. One day, while the sage was returning from the river' after ablutions in the Brahmamuhurt, when darkness was still folding its sway, his son, Paravasu, who was on his way to the Ganges for bath then, hit him, mistaking for a wild animal. Raibhya met with instant death.

For expiation of the sin of pitruhatya, Paravasu performed Thomas with such austerity and fervour that gods descended and questioned his purpose. He spelt that it was all for his father's life, he performed hoina. Pleased, they granted life to Raibhya. All were happy. The rishivatikas enjoyed beatitude again.

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