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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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KUTALAMANIKYAM TEMPLE-BRINJAL NAIVEDYAM

The offering of Brinjal Naivedyam is a distinctive feature of this temple. And it has an interesting background. Once a devout aged bhakta suffered from stomachache for years. Expert doctors in the best hospitals too left him in lurch, saying incurable. Advised by an ardent devotee, he reached this temple and participated in Bhajans, observing austerities. He worshipped the Lord soulfully for some days. Will this Lord also let him down? Certainly not! He appeared before him in a dream and advised him to prepare Brinjal Naivedyam with 101 brinjals and offer it to him. He did. And lo! his acute and much - agonising pain disappeared like himabindu at the touch of the first ray of Balabhaskara. Since then it is highly petferred for curing the ailments, and moreover regarded as a special item of offering to the deity.

Tiruvonam falling in the month of August-September lasting for 11 days is an important annual festival, when the newly harvested rice is cooked and offered to the Lord. Mukkidi- a special prasad - a sure cure for several ailments is distributed then. Thousands participate and receive it. Medom, another festival celebrated in April-May offers a pageant-colour, sound and light, and delights one and all. The elephant procession being the star attraction has a great pull then. Thousands participate in it gaily every year.

Visiting of this unique of uniques will remain unique in life. Visit and avail profit!

Location :The temple lies in Irinjalakuda, accessible by four wheelers from Trichur, Kerala. 

 

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