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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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After Ravana Samhara, when Rama alighted here, he was advised by venerable sages headed by Agastya to perform an expiatory rite for destroying Ravana - the grandson of Sage Pulastya. This performance requires a Sivalinga and that alone absolves one of the sin of Bramahatya. So Rama bade Hanuman to fetch jyothirlinga from Kailas from Lord Siva himself. Hanuman reached, but could not obtain it as proposed. He then started penance atop the Himalayas to please Siva, but down below then at the extreme end, Rama was hastened to propitiate Lord Siva at the right moment. Hanuman did not turn up. In order to perform that sacred rite at the auspicious moment; Agasthya advised Sita to prepare a Sivalinga out of Sand. With due rites, and at the right time, it was installed on the Jyesta Shukla dasami, when the moon was in Hasta and the sun in Vrishabha. Just then Hanuman returned with Sivalinga obtaining it from Lord Siva. Seeing the installation completed he was disappointed and went red in face. To appease him, Rama asked Hanuman to pull out the one installed and install the linga brought from Kailas. Tried however much, he could not shake it, he courted a failure. Rama then consoled him by establishing his linga and ordaining that pujas must be offered first to Hanuman's linga, to be called thereafter as as Kasi Viswanatha Linga and then to the linga he installed as Rameswara. Approbation of the audience at once rent the air heralding that both are equal and each must be worshipped for gaining merit. This sublime injunction is honoured even today- Kasi Viswanatha linga first Rameswar linga next. How judicious was Rama! And what compassion for his dependents!!


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