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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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INTRODUCTION

Listening to the breath-taking miracles demonstrated timely by archamurthis, when narrated by the sthalagnas , the pilgrims normally depart uttering, "Lead O Kindly Light, lead us to thy lotus feet for eternal bliss", but I make a beginning from the point of such ending. Although I share along with the visiting bhaktas that devotional fervour, I used to go a little further in the spirit of a researcher to gather much about the origin, modus operandi of the Bhagawan's sports and reaction of the beneficiaries to the miracles, instrumental for the mounting glory of the Bhagavannilayas. When delved deeper, I understood that idoltry the visible manifestation of deism is the chief cause of peoples' inexhaustible and irrepressible craze for worship in an infinite number of ways. And lo! it is on the increase even in this mod age, when man is trying his best to settle down on planets and lifting curtain on the hitherto deemed eternal and insoluble riddles of universe, particularly making the hardcore test-tube scientists bend their heads to the Highest Power, whose infinitude can neither be gauged, nor defined in any diction. Their frank confession elevated them to a higher level among intellectuals. Their belief in the existence of super human highest power, needless to add justified the ignoramuses pinning their faith on the concrete images of dieties, who rain boons and hurl them to the shore from the mid-sea on hearing their heart rending tear stained prayers for succour with vows depending upon the psychology of the adored. Safe landing hastens them to redeem the debt--vows taken during the crises sapping their life. Would not scepticism dissolve itself and gets solidified into theism seeing such phenomenon?

 

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