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Vishnu Mayam Jagat
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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 - Sri Bharatji Mandir

The origin of this temple dates back to distant past and is linked up with the illustrious humanist sage Raibya Hishi, who did austure tapascharya here for long, propitiating Mahavishnu, the protector of fourteen worlds. When the Lord descending direct here from Vaikunta asked him to name his desire being a supreme specimen of lokabandhu, he requested the Lord to bless him with the vision of Lord's Maya in all its manifestation,. He did Realizing its strong hold, the Rishi prayed for the release of mankind from the bondage of Maya. Pleased with his inimitable manavatha, the Lord said that He would be born in Kaliyuga as Bharat and release those ardent devotees who bathe in the Mayakund and pray to Him at this temple devoutly with strict religious disciplines as laid down in the scriptures. Before disappearing he said that the kshetra would be called Rishikesh after him. Since then, the sacred place lying between the wooded Himalayas and the holy Ganga has turned an ideal haven for solace-seekers and peace-lovers. This legend finds an elaborate descriptions in Skanda Purana.

This ancient temple going by the revered name of Narayana Shri Maharaj Mandir has become a pilgrim centre of great religious significance. It was renovated by the Adi Sankaracharya. He reinstalled the statue with special rituals on the Vasant Panchami day. Many new traditions were introduced at that tune and since then its fame is rising high. The best among them is making 108 parikramanas to this temple on AkshayaTritiya day, which on completion showers blessings of Badarinath even without going to him. Belief fetches relief. Faith emancipates, How grand!

It lies on the bank of Ganga in Rishikesh, accessible by walk or auto.

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