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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
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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KARPARA KSHETRA - VRIKSHARUPA NARASIMHA

The leaves, for example fetch fabulous sums, each costing thousands in certain places. It is Gaya, yes, it is that Gaya, where the ordinary prince Siddhartha became the Light of Asia and obtained the honorific title of Buddha. It is a holy spot and centre of pilgrimage of all nationals, since then. And its inter continental reputation was catapulted only by the hallowed Aswartha Vriskha. On the Buddha pournami day, the annual festival it lures millions of people from all corners of the word, and the leaves fallen then are in great demand. And as the word goes, the visitors collect and sell them in their places at exorbitant price crossing a four digit figure. It is the case with regard to Bhuddists settled down in foreign countries. So the Aswartha Vrisha is demonstrating its inherent divine powers as enunciates by Krishna.

But in India, particularly at Karpara, belonging to Karanataka, the Aswartha tree is zealously worshipped for over centuries now. It is, moreover, regarded as the manifestation of Bhagawan Venkateswara in the beginning, but later treated as the visible Narasimha in Vriksha rupa. On account of its relieving grief and tension from the problems gnawing at the vitals of the countless duhkarthis, there is a steady stream of bhaktas visiting round the year for relief. As it turned out a sure refuge, the importance of worship to it along with the archamurti Narasimha is escalating as the years rolled by. Many adorers were benefited by getting rid of their long-standing and much worrying problems. Among them, rulers particularly belonging to other faith are forming a considerable chunk. The case of Adilsha's getting heir to his throne is a standing example to the point in question. So it is natural that the temple gets endowments and donations both from the beneficiaries and philanthropists. It has acquired great reputation as the veritable Bhuloka Kalpavriksha and showering boons on the ardent bhaktas.

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