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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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TIRUVANGAD PERUMAL TEMPLE

 

THE EPISODE OF BHAGAWATI

Here is an anecdote that illustrates her benignity to the adorers. She was blessing the Kalaradhakas in several ways and was always at their beck and call. The story goes that once a certain Marar drew one of the priests into a strange contest. This marar was an expert drummer, resides being an ardent devotee of Bhagawati. He said that he would make Bhagawathi appear before them with playing 'pani' a kind of drum held very sacred. 

The priest unwittingly said that he would offer special naivedyam, if she were, to appear as said. Being an efficient instrumentalist he played to such perfection that the Goddess did appear to enjoy the drumming, but the priest found himself at wits end - no time to cook rice for naivedyam. So he offered uncooked rice as naivedyam due to the exigency. Lo! she was pleased beyond measure and accepted it. Since then only the uncooked rice is offered to the deity. She proved herself thus extremely generous, but her reckless roaming ended in imprisonment. Are gods exonerated from sins? No. Never. The scales are always kept even by Dharma Devatha.     

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