at close quarters a few of the horrifying and barbaric practices,
like drawing an improvised small cart with chain hooked into the
flash of the backs of the devotees, walking on fire, locking the
mouth with metal frames piercing into the tip of tongue a metal
spear, etc., I experienced chills passing my spine. Some sent
thrills also. Then I decided to communicate both preposterous and
soul-lifting traditions to my readers thirsting for temple lore. And
this was completed in a very short time, say in ten days, for the
simple reason I lifted much of the relevant material from my books
published earlier. What all I have done is nothing but adding
befitting prefaces and logical endings. Some are very long, and a
few short, depending upon the nature of traditions narrated. They
certainly widen the horizon of knowledge, besides enlightening and
entertaining to a great extent, if read with a little patience. Does
sugarcane be relished without crushing with strong teeth, or sturdy
iron rollers? During collection, careful selection was made and apt
name was given to the book -- Bizarre Beliefs and Odd Traditions.
Seeing it included in the list of forth coming books printed earlier
some have sent reminders often to send them copies for personal use.
But I delayed for lack of finance Ripe time has dawned at last.
Obtain and read. Share your joy to like minds. That is my request.