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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 emergence of the tree and building of temple are awesome and exemplary. Though the Lord of Seven Hills is the principal cause for its emergence, Lord Narasimha seems to have replaced the originator. Is he not rudra swarupa? But, he is also an incarnation, who saved Balaprahlad with a mere call. So calling the thirtha kshetra. as Narasimha kshetra or Balaji kshetra is immaterial. It is an indispensable visit worthy centre of pilgrimage of all India importance. Now read for full story.

The glory of this Karpara Kshetra has been elaborately dealt with in the Skanda purana and it is Narada who described it at length about the sanctity of this place during his narration of the glory of the river Krishna. According to the legend, there lived here one famous sage by name Karpara. He was a Narasimhopasaka and led a pious life - praying to Lord Narasimha day in and day out. Not satisfied with it, he did penance, propitiating his istadaivam Lord Narasimha for long. When the Lord appeared before him, he prayed to him humbly to abide in that place permanently to enabling him adore with great fervor and also to emancipate mankind, wallowing in the transitory pleasures. Pleased with the unique humanism, the Lord said AMEN! Since then ·he Lord has been dwelling here and fulfilling the desires of true adorers to their utmost satisfaction. It was exactly on the auspicious occasion of Karkataka Sankramana this occurred. Deeming it efficacious, Brahma and Maheswar, along with numerous Gods visit this place in the form waters and worship the Lord. During that holy moment, the river Krishna overflowing its banks encircle the temple and enter the garbha griha to offer jalabhishek, as it were. but humans satisfy themselves with mere feasting of their eyes with that sacrosanct sight. This unique awesome feature is luring thousands of astikas, and they are worshipping the Lord with great fervor.

 

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