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Lord Bizarre Beliefs & Odd Traditions
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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
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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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KANCHEEPURAM - KAMAKSHI AMMAN'S EPISODE

It has a reason and there is a story. According to legend, Sri Sankaracharya was an ardent worshipper of Mother Kamakshi, addressing her as Kamakoti Ambika, and the Mother too was pleased with his devotion. It appears that this Ambika was assuming; the form of Kali at nights and was moving about in that area causing unpleasant disturbances by her dreadful forms. People were in great terror and spent sleepless nights. When they sought his help. He implored the Mother to stop her nocturnal rounds for people's safety. Moved by his humanism. She agreed not to stir out at nights. Not satisfied with the agreement, he extracted a promise from her not to go out of the temple without his permission. She smilingly assured him other implementation and She did. Accordingly, whenever the procession of the Mother is taken out. the Utsava murthi halts before the image of Sankaracharya to taking permission to fulfill the promise given. How Strange! The immortal halting for the permission from a mortal! ! ! Aren't the ways of God's inscrutable?

Who out stepped whom in powers? No doubt here Adisankara scored a thumping, victory over the Mother Kamakshi Amman, but could he ever exercise such power over her might in its entirety or eternally?

Location : The temple lies in Kancheepuram, accessible by four wheelers from Chennai. Tamil Nadu.

 

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