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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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Unable to locate her presence. the forlorn Mahavishnu wandered for long and dwelt in ant-hill. When beaten by cow herd, he sought asylum in Mohter Vakula devi's asram-She then advised and followed Mahavishnu to Adivarahaswamy the ruler of this region for refuge. Listening to the pathetic tale he granted. The grahita then expressed his joyful gratitude to the data and ordained that agrapuja must' be offered to him till the end of Kaliyga, rather to the day of the extinction of hill which can happen only when great deluge submerges the whole world. Ali! what a magnanimity. How much gratitude! Balaji is Balaji, none stands beside him in comparison for compassion. The tradition is implemented even to day - with unbroken continuity. Moreover, it gained further weight with the word that pilgrimage to the holy place becomes complete only with the visit to this Varahaswamy temple first after taking bath in the pushakarini, of course on completion of tonsorial operation. Highly orthodox follow this` tradition strictly and after offering ritualistic worship to Varahaswamy only, they go to the main shrine to fill their eyes with the effulgent sarvamangala divya rupa of Bhagawam Balaji's six foot high vigrah.

The Varahaswamy icon too is exceedingly splendid, though short in stature and also revealing in recumbent posture. Puja with naivedyam first is going on as regular as the Sun rises in the east.

Location : The temple lies in Tirumala, accessible by four wheelers from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.


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