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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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Not only Kanakadasa's genuine bhakti broke open the temple wall and created history in the annals of temple history of Udipi Krishna temple; but also it established another sensational and awesome tradition in the same temple, which also emerged as a ripple from Balakrishna's a parakaruna sagar. His asritapakshapata- partial to the devoted, an attribute over which he had full monopoly, as it were. became instrumental in inducting the tradition of Gruel Naivedya in the temple. Kanakadasas',  part is insignificant, but the Lord's omni compassion excels. It emerged thus-

Another pious tradition extant here is attributed to this great saint poet. This great devotee one after-noon, before taking his lunch-rice cake. found gruel flowing down through a hole from the kitchen. He collected it m a coconut shell and went straight to the temple. Placing the rice cake and the shell overflowing with gruel, he prayed God to accept it as Naivedya as it was his daily diet. God did accept and drank it with utmost relish. Kanakadasa who witnessed it with his inner eye, sang ecstatically the Lord's preference for the poor, and their devotion. Then he ate that as God's Prasad. When, this reached the ears of Acharya Vadiraja, he declared his intention of introducing the practice of giving gruel to the Lord too everyday. Appreciation knows no bounds! And traditions thus emerge from devotion some times, take deep roots. Gain sanction by all. If God wills and is satisfied with emotion, he can assume any from and release the votaries from shackles of any type. No shrine ancient or modern is putting in practice this pious tradition of offering gruel as Naivedyam so far, but future can we predict it with certainty?


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