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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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Now comes Palani Andavar, who like Srirama magnanimously ordained that worship to be given to Idumban under different circumstances, yet it reflects his meritorious decision taken, when the fallen Idumban was given life at the instance of the great sage-seer Agasthya. In addition to ordaining prathama puja, he made him serve in the capacity of security at his gate. Is was hailed by the defeated and accepted it at once. Instantly he transformed himself into the chief security officer to keep guard of the said Dhandayudhapani temple. Since then Agrapuja is being offered to him nonstop. Now understand the background for this tradition odd.

According to the legend, Muruga left Kailas when the gnanaphal was given to Vinayaka. He arrived at this hill called Sivagiri then, materialised by sage Agasthaya along with it another bearing the name of Edumbu Malai. Agasthya performed penance here for some time, due to its extra-ordinary sublimity and sanctity. Before moving further down, he asked his powerful demon servant to follow him carrying the two hills with him tying them on to a Kavadi. He did. While walking, he found the Edumbu Malai going up in to air. He placed two heavy stones on the lighter Edumbu Hill to equalize the weight, but could not balance it however much he tried. He stopped to find out the cause. When scrutinized, he found Subrahmanya on the hilt, then found lower. In the exchange of words followed by fighting, the demon was killed. At the intervention of Agasthya, he was given life. 


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