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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

RICHEST TEMPLE: 'Padmanabha temple has connection with Nepal'!

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PTI / / Last Updated: 10 Aug 2011 09:24:01 PM IST.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The ongoing "Deva Prasnam" at Padmanabhaswamy temple to ascertain the divine will through astrological examination, revealed that the shrine has some integral connections with Nepal as 'salagramam' stones from Ghandaki River were used to make the presiding deity's idol.

The Travancore royal house, for which Sree Padmanabha is the family deity, has also associations with the Pasupathinath temple and the erstwhile Nepal royal family.

"In the past some rituals used to be conducted in the temple to commemorate this association. But over the years these ceremonies have not been performed resulting in displeasure of the Lord," the main astrologer of the panel Madhur Narayana Ranga Bhat told reporters.

The ritual had yesterday found that the huge riches kept in the shrine's vaults should not be moved out or alienated.

The astrologers had also found there were theft threats to the temple wealth, signalling the need for further increasing its security.

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