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Temples For The Triple Sects
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Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
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The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
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The Devanga community has built up a strange tradition of tying to their loom a coconut after prayers with a vow. They offer it as a measure of redemption invariably to the Lord within one month of the annual Vinayaka Chaturthi festival, with due prayers, else the loom strings get eaten by mice - the progeny of his Vahan - the rat. They are thriving splendidly due to this belief. Queer is the faith, queerer is the outcome falling from the queerest pot-bellied and elephantfaced benevolent Lord, popular as Dodda Ganapathy abiding in the Kalyana Nagari of the Bangalore city. This temple came into existence with due renovation by the far-sighted, broad minded and high souled Magadi Kempegauda, the founder of this famous garden city, the prestigious capital of Karnataka. This potent Vinayaka has a large community of adorers living in the four corners of the world. Those who migrated to alien countries visit this shrine and worship the Lord with elaborate prayer services on their visit to the city. Faith brings and prayer lifts. Hence a steady influx of devotees in all seasons.

It lies in Basavanagudi, the posh locality of Bangalore Karnataka, accessible by taxi, auto or city bus from any part of the city.


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