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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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TULAJAPUR - MOTHER BHAVANI'S UNUSAL SLEEP

A unique feature observed here is the special puja offered to the Mother before and after sleep, it occurs thrice a year. The Mother is put to sleep in the central Mandapa in a special chamber, where a separate bedstead is installed. Though She sleeps, for certain days at a stretch on three occasions, the regular poojas are conducted in the shrine unhindered. What a novelty! Such oddities indeed evoke surprises in the visitors, but for the regular Maharastian devotees, they are very common and hasten them to her Sannidhi to availing special rituals conducted then. May be due to attending to infinite number of spiritual and secular duties. she gets exhausted and to recouping the lost, she sleeps soundly only on three occasions, but she is ever alert and vigilant throughout the period. This uniqueness is properly highlighted with special rituals due. Moreover, this Kulaswamini of Maharastrians of great fame has a preference for the game of chequers, which she plays with the Mahant of the temple. How queer! On one occasion, when she delayed in returning to her seat for receiving regular prayers, there was great furor. Then reciprocal recriminations between the two - priests and the MOTHER ensued. So a new tradition was established to announce the time of pujas to making her presence in the seat without fail. This temple maintains some monasteries, and the heads of the Maths are called Mahants. Their presence enhanced the glory of the temple for, the appointed heads were great devotees and brought in several innovations in administration and performance of pujas. With many such oddities, the temple is growing in glory and piety. Strange beliefs, so stranger traditions.

Location : The temple lies in Tulajapur, accessible by four wheelers from Sholapur, Maharastra.

 

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