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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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PROHIBITION OF ELEPHANTS

Secondly this very same Krishna temple, springs another surprise i.e. prohibition of elephants in the temple premises. This is equally queer. . some half-baked brains brand it absurd and unwarranted And an unjust violation of the age old customs and usage. This immature observation gets nullified. if the origin of this tradition is traced out.

Sri Krishna, when went with Akrura on the invitation of wicked Kamsa, had a tough time before entering the palace. For, the diabolical manoeuvres of Kamsa were many and varied. He not only injected poison into the minds of Chanura. the court wrestler to squeeze the tiny Krishna to the last drop of blood but also filled the mind of mahout of the royal elephant with venom to trample him with all might to death. When the evil Mind of mahout tortured the elephant. it used its strength to hurl Krishna on and again and placed its heavy feet on him in the act of killing. but of what avail? Would that Viratapurusha in whose stomach all the fourteen worlds were abiding be crushed or trodden to death? Never would it happen. On account of experiencing such untold hardships and physical harassment by the elephant, Krishna developed aversion for elephants in general. So he does not like to see them in his sacred sannidhi, nor being carried by them in ceremonial processions. The temple authorities are strictly adhering to the injunction of the founders and builders of this temple. It is Parasuram's innovation and injunction being implemented without modification.

 

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