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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

There is a story current that Mukundsen, a remorseless invader, who raided and plundered Khatmand, with a sword in one hand and fire in the another looked at this face, when came to destroy it. A straight look at it shook him to his foundation, as chill passed through his spine instantaneously. Unable to stand its fierceness, he mounted his horse and dashed off for home. Alas, his corpse alone reached home. Such is the terror that face strikes to the wicked, but for the virtuous, it emits rays of compassion and sends thrills of bliss. The priests offer several kinds of prayer services to the presiding deity as done to its counterparts in India. Hours spent in the campus seem like a fleeting moment and it leaves an indelible impression on the minds. And the visitors lock it up in their minds to be cherished for ever. A visit lifts! A sight emancipates!! And the memory recreates the whole sublimity in a flash and plunges one in ecstatic raptures of blissful joy, if recalled.

Have not the gestures sculpted on stone proved more effective and dangerous than those exhibited on human faces when occasion demanded? Would literature ever come nearer for instant out come?

Location : The temple lies in Khatmand, accessible by four wheelers from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

 

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