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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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Royalty is endowed with an aura of majesty, which magnifies its status, dignifies its status and signifies its high and exalted birth, and power. Certain amount of pomposity and authority are its inalienable accompaniments and they justify under ordinary conditions too. Extension of reverence anticipates some dazzle and and glow; for, they instill reverential awe in the beholders. Homage then naturally gets enkindled and flows down unconsciously. That is the cause of commanding respect, even though that royal personage is lily - livered, or born as grotesque museum exhibit piece. Even in these days of democracy, the royalty is receiving some sort of respect on its appearance. The Lord of Mount Kailas, a by - word for simplicity, is always seen in his simplest, serene form of a nomadic ascetic, semi naked body smeared all over the lalata and chest with white ashes, head with matted hair knotted on, hands holding kapala, trident, damaru and fire pot justifying, as it were, the role of eternal sentinel of burial ground, littered with burnt-out faggots and broken pots etc. But if once he assumes the form of Rajadhiraja, certainly he sees, rather bids to be adorned with dazzling diamond decked crown to match with shimnering silks draped from neck to feet. With these alone, he keeps up his due dignity and exercises his hold over the subjects. It is but natural that he wants his people to look upon him with reverential awe. The temple at Taliparamba, where the archamurti is conceived as Rajaddhiraja is establishing his supremacy with receiving worship normally due to imperial personage. See what else one observes here and, how he is perpetuating his rule over the adorers. The temple authorities or the originators of the traditions merit all veneration due.


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