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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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SRIRANGAM - EKADASI FAST

Of the days set part for fasting there is no uniformity, nor the deities who ordained them are one and the same. As there are many, so are the days. Saivate temples have set apart some days, like Mahasivaratri, Dvadasi Mondays for fasting and the reasons they enumerate are quite convincing biologically and religiously too. The observers of fast strictly adhere to the advice and enjoy sound health, with 'good sleep during nights, and lively spirits during day times to carrying on the assigned work. The Vaishnavate temples too have suggested certain days for fasting, like Ekadasi particularly. This prescription is based on a fantastic belief and the legend too is quite awesome. Several kinds of ritualistic special prayer services are performed during thus holy day, like conducting processions, bhajans, cultural programmes, through audio and video media Naturally, they draw huge crowds exceeding lakes in some temples. The Vaikunta Ekadasi, annual festival at Srirangam has acquired such spiritual significance that no orthodox ever misses visiting the temple. Strangely enough, it is a eleven-day festival, when the whole town and temple premises overflow with Bhaktas, reaching from hundreds of miles off. For Ranganatha, the presiding deity of this temple, it is the dear most and so to the Vaishnavates. His glory reaches the highest pinnacle during then. Read now, how, when and why it came into being.

 

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