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Lord Bizarre Beliefs & Odd Traditions
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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
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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

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UDIPI KRISHNA TEMPLE - KANAKADAS WINDOW

He spent the whole time singing in praise of Krishna's glory to the accompaniment of Tambura. Despite a wall separating him and the Lord's image, he enjoyed the sight of Balakrishna's diwamangala rupa seeing him with his inner eye. Can there be any barrizr for the aniarchakshuvu - inner eye? His devotion pleased Balagopala and so a strategy. After a few days, there heard an ear-splitting sound like earth quake one night. And it stopped soon after making a crack in the wall adequate enough to peep in at the image of Balakrishna in the temple. It shocked the people, but surprised Vadiraja, who at once closing the portion cracked installed a window to enabling the devotees to have the darsan of Lord Krishna round the clock. Since then the window is reverentially called Kanakadasa window. And to perpetuate this great event and honour Kanakadasa, the tradition of looking at the presiding deity through this window before entering the temple was started. Even now the Pontiffs too are honoring this much-hallowed practice along with the visiting public.

This hoary tradition of viewing through window was only due to the soul force of Kanakadasa only. His devotion - soaked songs not only feasted Bala Krishna's ears, but also filled his belly with a very simple gruel. the chief food of the common people. His accepting it has bizarre background. Again it was Kanakadasa who was instrumental for the induction of this tradition. Your "How" is answered in the following.

Location : The temple lies in Udipi, accessible by four wheelers from Mangalore, Karnataka.

 

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