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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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While she was doing tapas and worshipping Sivalinga made of sand, Lord Siva determined to put her to test by causing heavy floods which swallowed a huge chunk of land along with Sivalinga. When she moaned in wilderness clinging to the melting Linga, Siva then pacified her with the advice of continuing penance in Maharshi Gautama's hermitage at Tiruvannamalai. She continued it under the guidance of Gautama. In the course of penance, She was constrained to kill a demon. After killing, She made a pond by cutting the rock with her sword The Khadga thirtha found on the hill and the Sivalinga installed on the bank stand in evidence of this episode. Soon she resumed her tapas with, redoubled tenacity. Pleased with it, Siva appeared before her and declared that She could again share his body as in the past. Parvathi performed Deva yaga - a purificatory ritual commencing on Utharashada and ending with Karthika pournami for merging in Siva. On the auspicious day of Karthika poumami, she went round Arunachala in the company of Lakshmi, Saraswatlu, and Indrani accompanied by a host of rishis chanting slokas before occupying the half of Siva's body. Siva once again became Ardhanariswar. That day since then is celebrated as the great Karthikadeepam day every year with great fanfare.

You have witnessed now the country's the unique Deepam and known its background. In many temples, the deepaaraadhana ritual is observed, big? none comes nearer to this. Karthika Deepam is Karthika Deepam alone and its sanctity and awesome cause defy description. Pay a visit and feast your eyes with that world's holiest deepa for-eternal bliss.

Location : The temple lies in Tiruvannamali, accessible by four wheelers from Vellore, Tamil Nadu. 


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