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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
Here I have to reveal another point - plus or minus, I think you cane judge better. Books supplying relevant material are inadequate, and even the available one or two are either too exhaustive or deplorably scanty. I made honest attempts to write to the temple authorities to furnish me a few lines, and reminders thereon were consigned to their baskets, d seems. My taking trips for on the spot observation is akin to a mirage; for, finance and stamina, its principal ingredients have craftily kept themselves aloof, leaving me conveniently in lurch. So certain write - ups suffer from the ills of malnutrition, and a few assuming enormous size, debilitated me. Yet, I assure that neither boosting, nor clipping of the image of any temple is knowingly resorted to. Total objectivity was maintained throughout. I consciously abridged the matter in certain cases, and deliberately magnified with some literary exuberant verbiage, taking advantage of the environments, the temple is placed in; for, very short write - up appeals not any reader. When source material gleaned from pamphlets and folders is found meagre, I purposely supplemented to the brief account with the description of the locality of the temples such as scenic beauty and sublimity that lend charm and heighten the craze for visitation. I am sure, it will receive tacit approval under the aforesaid conditions.

I do confess and proclaim with all modesty, that this is neither all - pervasive nor all inclusive. Being a compendium, I essayed to give vital statistics of each write up and allowed imagination go off the tract, if the popularity and sanctity of the place looming larger is luring visitors in uninterrupted streams in all the seasons.

About the plates, something has to be informed. Archamurtis are prohibited from being photographed, and regarding towers, they vary in dimensions. Only a few to serve as specimens are added. Above all, colour printing on art paper certainly magnifies the eye appeal, but what about the cost? On pricing of the book, I wish to and invariably to say a word or two. First - the cost of paper spiralled upto the Everest, and along with d printing charges too over which none has any control. Of the gloomiest side is, the demand of fifty percent discount by the distributors. Their elephant thirst saps away a greater chunk of investment. I am made hopless, and if terms are dictated, the bundles lying in the corners moan for years and years. But one thing I am at liberty to do allowing a good percentage on direct purchase. Write and be benefited. Whatelse remains than expressing whole - hearted gratitude for all those instrumental for production from conception to the consummation of this onerous project. Many - both visible and invisible contributed according to their capacity, and within their means to give shape, size and life to this book now in your hand.

 

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