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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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Padma purana embodies an episode that illustrates the greatness of this day. The story goes that once Mura, the son of Talajangha became a terror to the pious, and caused grief in several ways. Even the august Trio were not spared. At times, they used to take to heels to places for safety. It happened to Sri Mahavishnu too. Harassed by his asura krityas, Vishnu went to Badarikasram for temporary relief. He selected Simhavathi cave for rest. Before entering it, he gave word to his Yogamaya to keep guard the Cave. Mura, searching for him reached the spot. Seeing him approaching in his terrific aspect, Yogamaya created one goddess called Ekadasidevi, as powerful as Mura, nay, more powerful than Mura. In the encounter, the dreadful demon was destroyed. Vishnu learnt on waking up all that happened during the period of his rest. Gratified with her powers and devotion he blessed her with a boon - the ability to destroy the sins of people who observe fast and offer prayers on that day called Ekadasi Day. Since then the adorers of Vishnu observe fast on this day and offer soulful prayers for papanivarana.

Hence the craze and sanctity for this annual festival falling on the eleventh of Pausha masa. Many other festivals are celebrated too, but in comparison with this Ekadasi festival all glimmer, like fireflies before the Sun that the Vaikuntha Ekadasi is. As is the belief so is the tradition.

Location : The temple lies in Srirangam, accessible, by four wheelers from Trichy, Tamil Nadu. '


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