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Vishnu Mayam Jagat
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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INTRODUCTION
Then began marching for the temples for Sri Rama, Krishna and Venkateswara. Here their profusion in number ended in confusion and hurled me at once into a .big maze that I could not come back unless the divine light illumined me. Almost all states lying on both sides - South and North of the Vindhyas, possessing are thousands of them, some still exercising their full sway, though built in the far off dim past, say thousands of years back. As renovations are being carried on from time to time, a few are existing only for name sake, and conducting the regular worship on a scale trivial; and so the significance partly obscured. And shocking it is to observe that some of them are in abject ruins, whose eminence had brought and made the emperors prostrate after emptying their vaults for their beautification and glorification. Some of them are included in the list with heavy heart.

And lastly, it is well - known that no Vaishnavate temple book is deemed complete and sacrosanct without the mention or inclusion of atleast one or two of the most famous Divya Thirupathis or Desams, numbering exactly 108. Strangely enough, nearly seventy five percent of them are in Tamil Nadu. They are good old ones with fantastic legends and awe-some miracles occurred therein, together with rich historic evidence; but literature pertaining each of them is deplorably lacking in only a few fragments in Tamil are available and helpful for elaboration in a way. Fortunately, the basic, vital details with plates are available in some places and they are given adequate space within the scope of this book, covering 400 temples. For full and detailed information; the titles of some books marketed, in big book shops and their list is given in the bibliography for the benefit of the readers.

 

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