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The Kovils Of Kerala
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Tiruvananthapuram Bhagawathi Of Chengannur
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimalai Lord Siva Of Ettamanur
Annadana Prabhu Of Vaikom Mother Raja Rajeswari Of Chottanikara
Mother Kali Of Kodungallur Kutalamanikyam
Sri Rama's Temple - Triprayar Sri Vadakkunathan Of Trichar
Gurupavanapura The Kozhikode Tali
Tiruvil Wamala Lord Raja Rajeswara Of Taliparamba
Lord Krishna Of Trichambram Tiruvangad Perumal Temple
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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This happened around 1811 A.D., when the temple was under the administration of Tranvancore Maharaja. The person involved was a European by name Col. Munro, who was affiliating as the Resident Divan of Travancore. During his checking of this Temple accounts, he laughed at the item of expenditure incurred on Triputtu - the pacificator bath ritual conducted monthly.

Deeming the monthly bleeding of the metal idol was absurd, he cut out the provision with his official pen - he scoffed at-the meaningless practice, but the Goddess chuckling to here self, as it were, decided to make the officer bite the dust for, on the same day, the Mother menstruated. According to Munro's ruling ceremonies - rituals woe suspended. Devout theists despaired. Priests cursed their fate under breath. Mother then demonstrated her might. Her target, of course was the alien. 

Soon the officer's wife experienced excruciating pains due to heavy bleeding, started on the day of suspending the centuries-old practice. And his children too took ill. Attempts by doctors could not .bring relief. He consulted. astrologists but learnt to his stupefaction that it was due to his atheistic action - stopping of Triputtu ceremony. Better counsel prevailed, and he ordered for its resumption. Needless to prolong, there was instant stopping of the bleeding of his wife. Children too become alright. 

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