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Lord Bizarre Beliefs & Odd Traditions
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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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TIRUVANNAMALAI - LORD MOURNING THE DEATH OF KINGS

This applies to dwijas i.e. twice born people like brahmins, kshatriyas and vysyas in particular. It is not obligatory to these sudras, yet nobly brought up emulate the other three. It is going on since the dawn of knowledge or the realisation of the value of theism. It is a common place occurrence still going on in this mad mod materialistic world also. So far so good. Yearning is found justification and the progeny also hold their heads erect for redeeming the debt.

Surprise stupefies the listener or spectator if the gods perform funeral obsequies to their departed votaries. Their parental affection and adherence to the customs is something that defies description. Would prostrations or circumambulations to those august divinities suffice the purpose? Redeem the debt? Match the enormity of affection shown? None can answer. The regular strict performance of funeral obsequies by Annamalair, the presiding deity of the Tiruvannamalai Temple to the departed king Vallala is a monumental example of the Lord's apaarabhakata vatsalya and the king's amogha bhakti tatparata. The circumstances leading too this matchless phenomenon are quite awe-some and unheard of. Even the devout theist to gape and gaze at the narrator. And keep mum unable to call it incredible and impossible. It is solidified truth striking at the face of visitors of Tiruvannamalai Temple.

 

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