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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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KHATMAND - PASUPATHINATH'S TERRIFIC LOOK

So gestures or gesticulations though can not be left as heritages are immensely useful for expansion of feelings. Some kalatadhakas, particularly dancers, orators, actors are thriving by putting them to optimum use. The artistes, like sculptors and painters too have one unique honour for giving shape to the inner emotions. The sculptors by chiseling or engraving human figures specially on stone are making gestures immortal, besides producing instant impact. In the realm of sculptors, gestures. the representations of mans momentary emotions have achieved far reaching success.

For this main reason, their longevity outweighs the transitory expressions of man. Gestures too have a long record of achievements. Take for example the gesture masterly depicted on the august icon of Pasupathinath of Khatmand. The four faced Mahadev is quite pleasant and looks extremely charming with his appearance due to the superb artistry of the sculptor. Every curve is majestic and every line is so expressive that raises hands at its sight. But, of the four one face wears a terrific aspect and it appears quite horrible and dreadful looking to devilish minded people. Cruelty and criminality stand not its ghastly gesture and they shiver in shoes. A few hardened blood thirsty cannibals too are mortally afraid to throw a single look at it, leave alone staring at it for a fleeting second even.

 

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