Narayanam Kulapatim Sharanam Vrajema 2014 (04)

Narayanam Kulapatim Sharanam Vrajema

Among the seven most sacred religious centres of " Parashuram Kshetra" explained in Brahmanda Purana "Rajata Peetha " is the most important one. This has been stated in no less a work than Brahmanda Purana. This is available in the section of the prodigies of the Kshetras' which is more or less available in hand written manuscripts only.
Brahmanda purana clearly delineates the importance of Rajata Peetha, the modem Udupi and also the features of the idol of lord Krishna with' Mantha and Pasha' in his hands and facing the direction of the western sea. The purana also explains in the same context the temple of shri Anantasana located to the south of the temple of Lord Krishna. Lord Ananteshwara is explained to be the overlord of the Rajata Peetha Kshetra. We see Lord Anantasana in the form of Linga. Instead of stating that Shri Anantasana is residing in 'Linga' which is associated with lord shiva, it has been stated that Shri Ananteshwara has become manifest and is residing in the form of Linga at the behest the greatest devotee Ramabhoja.

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