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Kaladi A Temple For Kannaki
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LORD OF VAIKOM

On special occasions like the Maharaja's birthday or the Maharani's death anniversary there were feasts with delicacies made of jackfruit and coconut milk. The number of courses ran upto hundred on these days.

Now, thanks to shortages of foodstuffs, rationing and a general change in attitudes, feasts are held on a much smaller scale and at longer intervals. Nevertheless, offering of food or 'prathal' as it is called is still a favourite vazhivadu to the Lord. As the food offered is considered as prasad, everyone, from pauper to prince, partakes Nay, the food is even said to possess curative powers in ailments like stomach-ache, ulcer, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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