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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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TIRUVANNAMALAI - KARTHEEKA DEEPAM

That valivilakku, the Akhanda paranjyoti is installed in the sheltered part of the the temple, and greets the eyes of the visitors as soon as they cross the portal, rather visitors have to pass by it invariably due to placing it in the front hall leading to the garbhagriha. So screened from the onslaughts of weather. Flickering or signs of dying down are impossible occurrences. More over it is small in' size, holding, say a few liters of oil, but to feeding goes on timely and constantly.

Imagine the size of one deepam holding two thousand litres of ghee and thirty metres of cloth used for wick. You at once let fall' fantastic from your lips. Your senses allow not to stomach such truth. So brush it aside instantly. Believe it or not, a gargantuan metal vessel with a capacity of 2000 liters of ghee is used in one temple on an auspicious day, it is but once a year. And lo! it draws pilgrims and tourists in lakhs. It is a red latter day in the temple calendar. An annual festival celebrated with unusual religious fervor and unprecedented fanfare. More over,  it is placed atop a hill known for divine connections. In consequence it is exposed to the vagaries of climate. Yet it withstands and burns for one full week, visible for miles afar. The temple made elaborate arrangements to conduct this occasion with the appointment of special persons, who are given hereditary rights. The piety attached to it justifies the occasion and its emergence marked the fulfillment of one ardent desire of MOTHER Parvati, the divine better-half of Lord of Kailasadhipathi.

 

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