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Lord Bizarre Beliefs & Odd Traditions
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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
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Suchindram Kanipakkam
Sakshi Gopal Mandir Dharmasthala
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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
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Khatmand Kullu Valley Biliji Mahadev Temple
Unmeltable Ghee Trissur Temple
Worship Offered... Deshnok
Tiruvidaimarudur Uraiyur
Amarnath Tiruchangodu
Tiruchengodu Tiruvamathur
Changing the direction of River
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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
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Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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SIMHACHALAM - NIJARUPA DARSAN OF NARASIMHA SWAMY

With the touch of his imperial hand  the forest became a fair temple town throbbing with devotional activity round the clock. In a word, it was again the Bhuloka Vaikunta of Prahlad's time. As the royal patronage was extended in the form of large endowments and architectural embellishments by the successive rulers of great repute, like Vijayangara Kings and philanthropists, it is retaining its sanctity, nay spreading the Narasimhopasana cult to an astonishing degree by attracting lacs of devotees from the four corners of our Punya Bharat.

Would not this hoary tradition of adorning the archamuti with Chandan that should last for one full long year be labeled strange and exotic? Can anyone call it ridiculous or blasphemous? God's ordinances are as mysterious as His mysterious existence. Paying obeisance and adhering to them strictly alone showers bliss and one should plod on towards that effulgent Paranjyoti to merging his Atmajyoti into it. It is wisdom. Then only the kingdom of god opens its portals with fanfare, says the priest with infinite fervor.

Location : The temple lies in Simhachalam, accessible by four wheelers from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

 

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