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The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Prologue Chengannur
Bhavani Mantralaya - Brindavan
Agra Tiruvannamalai
Tiruchendur Vijayawada
Tiruvangad Tiruvangad - Sri Rama Temple
Madhuranthakam Banaras
Nanjangud Talakaveri
Karpara Kshetra Jejuri 
Mantrlaya Adoni
Melkote Phede
Bhadrachalam Morgaon
Sirusangadla Vikarabad
Simhachalam Srisailam
Penugonda Deogarh
Epilogue  
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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CHENGANNUR - BHAGAWATI TEMPLE

Munro's Episode

This happened around 1811 AD, when the temple was under the administration of Travancore 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 the Triputtu - the purificatory bath - the regular ritual conducted monthly. Deeming the monthly bleeding of the metal idol absurd, and a fraud deliberately perpetrated by the crafty priests he cut out the provision with his official pen. Being an alien, he did not understand the divine customs observed in temples and their significance. 

So he scoffed at the meaningless practice, but the Goddess chuckling to herself, as it were, decided to make the officer bite the dust. Providentially on the same day, the Mother menstruated. A regular occurrence, of course. According to Munro's ruling, the regular ceremonies - rituals were suspended. Visitors were disappointed and devout theists despaired. Priests cursed their fate under breath; for, it was the ruler's might. 

 

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