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Sri Manjunathar Temple in South India is one of the famous temples of Lord Shiva. This temple is found in Mangalore. The beautiful architectural work begins from the entrance to the sanctum sancntorum of the temple and is an attractive and eye captivating sight. It is also one of the contributions of the King of Vijayanagara Kingdom. The the deities are : Lord Ganesha, Goddess Durga Parameshwari, Lord Machendranath, Lord Gorakanath, Lord Shringinath, Lord Buddha and Lord Trilokeswara (made of Panchaloha). The Moolavar – Presiding deity is Lord Manjunathar. The temple pond and the well are the most interesting sights in this temple. The well water inside this temple is used for the Abishekam of Lord Shiva. The water in this well remains the same in all seasons. The water level never changes whatsoever the climate. The water in the well remains cold no matter what the climate would be. The Lingam worshipped in this temple originated by itself -Swayambu Linga. Another speciality of this temple is that even the public can perform Abishekam to Lord Shiva. The water flowing from the mouth of the lion never stops and no one knows the origin of the same. During Makara sangrathi day, the water flows out with Thulsi and it is an amazing sight. The water flowing here is known as Pillayar theertham – Kasi Bhagirathi Theertham specially for the Abishekam of Lord Shiva. The Prasadams received from this temple are betel leaves, nuts, coconut and Banana. It is believed that the sacred Prasadam of Lord Shiva (Betel leaves) are capable to bring all the good luck. It is one of the most auspicious signs to keep the betel leaf at home and it brings good fortune.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
It is the curse of Lord that Hiryankshan and Hiranyakashipu were brought as evil demons. God is the Cause and the Effect. The fate made Dithi to compel Sage Kashyapa to have a child during the hours of sunset. Lord Brahma created Ithihasam and Puranas from one mouth, Vedham from another and Astrology and Medicine from the third one. It is all provided by Lord Hari Himself and it should be followed strictly.
In Srimad Bagavatham - Pradhama Skandam - (1 – 3 – 14 ) Shuka Brahamam explains to King Parikshit about the Time of Sunset – Sandhya - as Demonic Time.
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