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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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YAMUNOTRI TEMPLE-ANOTHER SIMILAR EPISODE

The power of devotion is not restricted to place or person. Gods have not monopolized this field. It encompasses animate and inanimate worlds also. Even the shapeless and voiceless objects too are moved, rather dominated by it. It has a magical quality of dumb speak and keeping the adored at its beck and call. Rivers, though not have the power of speech, they have hearts overflowing with milk of kindness. And are infinitely human to relieving the distress of the highly evolved souls in the realm of spirit. They resort to unnatural courses to help the devout. Of course, they are the visible manifestation of goddesses with awe-some back ground together with well established association with the highest Trinity. The episode occurred in the upper Himalayan region, the source of major rivers, like Ganges, Yamuna etc. Here again an aged devotee comes into picture and with his peerless devotion wins the river Goddess's depthless anugrah. Read now.

This place like Gangotri also is inhabited by sages, and in the past many did penance and obtained salvation. For penance, it is the most suitable spot. There is a stogy current in this part, that once a great sage by name Asit lived here. He was taking bath both at Yamunotri and Gangotri daily, and this he continued till reaching his ripe old age. When he could not go to Gangotri, a long distance for bath in his tattering age, Gangotri taking pity on him, emerged from a rock in a soft stream near Yamunotri for facilitating his daily bath. This place is held in high esteem since then. Besides this miracle, there occurred here another interesting episode connected with Hanuman's life.  The place where Yamunotri descends to this world is called Bundar punch monkey's tall. According to local version, it was here in this ice cool water of Yamuna, Hanuman dipped his tail to extinguish its fire after burning Lanka. so held in veneration by all.

 

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