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Lord Bizarre Beliefs & Odd Traditions
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Naivedyam First... Prohibition of Elephants
Dancing Around a Tree Uncooked Rice Naivedyam
Krishna's  Preference.... Natakasala Sadya
Ettumanur Valivilakku... Kutalamanikyam Temple
Mangalagiri Kootu Vazhivadu
Triprayar Trissur
Taliparamba Temple Lord Siva Mourning...
Trichambaram  Karhepathar Temple
Yamunotri Temple Kanyakumari
Suchindram Kanipakkam
Sakshi Gopal Mandir Dharmasthala
Rameswaram Temple Palani Temple
Mantralaya Srirangam
Tirukkaikunram Kancheepuram
Melmarvatthur Opiliappan Koil
Vaideeswaran Koil Chidambaram
Tiruvannamalai Kartheeka Deepam
Tirumala Simhachalam
Srisailam Bhadrachalam
Mother Bhavani's.... Tulajapur
Test of Rama's Monogamy Kanakadas Window
Udipi Temple Jejuri
Khandoba Temple Puri Temple
Amarnath Cave Temple Belur Temple
Calcutta Karpara Kshetra
Kedarnath Temple Ujjain Temple
Khatmand Kullu Valley Biliji Mahadev Temple
Unmeltable Ghee Trissur Temple
Worship Offered... Deshnok
Tiruvidaimarudur Uraiyur
Amarnath Tiruchangodu
Tiruchengodu Tiruvamathur
Changing the direction of River
Major Sections
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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BELUR TEMPLE - COBBLERS' SUBSTITUTING THE WORN OUT CHAPPALS WITH NEW ONES

Alas it ended in a calamity-the officers due to haste committed a blunder. They brought the mulavigrah alone leaving Mother Mahalakshmi's icon there itself. This enraged the Mother. Natural! How can she bear the pangs of separation? 

Later, the fault of leaving Lakshmi there alone came to light. Attempts were made forthwith to bring the Lakshmi image, but were misfired. It seemed Mother Lakshmi found unrelated at the insult shown. She would not be lifted, tried however much. So, the Lord himself is making periodical visits to console her. This is not an imaginary, or cooked up story, but a regular occurrence with proof. Here it is - it is believed that a pair of oversize leather slippers placed in front of the Principal deity - Kesavaswamy is meant for use in his trips. The cobblers living in Chennagiri and Basavapattana villages are getting the message in dream from the Lord himself to place a new pair, whenever the old one is worn off. Forthwith, they make a new pair and reach the garbhagriha with them to substitute, though they are not allowed inside on normal days. So they treat the deity as their tutelary god and call him Chennappa endearingly. Would not this wonder wonder at its emptiness before that wondrous Almighty's act!

 

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