divinities appear on the scène, certainly the giver parts with lavishly to
redeem the debt due to gods for extending succor in times 'of dire necessity.
The receiver forgets not the clearance of debt and volunteers help when wanted.
Alone all, it is not meant for return immediately. The receiver has to retain
and use it for self consumption. This is the way of the world and going on since
man understands the worth of eternal values. But in one temple alone the
offerings are returned and allowed for further offering. Strange, is not it?
Stranger is the tradition, and deemed strangest since the receiver ordained that
the offering of any thing can be re-offered after cleaning or washing. For,
Where? read below!
odd tradition is in practice at Ujjain Mahakala's temple. A unique feature and
unheard of as a matter of fact. In this temple, for example, the bilva leaves,
very dear to Lord Mahaswar are returned to devotees taking a few, which the
devotees can again offer duly washing. Fruits and flowers are not excluded.
Every thing can be re-offered.