Kerala Temple Flooded with Chocolates

Published on: 12 Mar, 2014
Published under: Alappuzha District News, General Kerala News

12 March
Alleppey

Thekkan Palani temple located at the outskirts of Alappuzha in Kerala is a famous temple of the town and is devoted to Lord Shiva child wo is lovingly called as here as Munch Murugan due to the offerings of the devotee in the form of chocolates. Since it the examination time, anxious parents and students have flooded the Thekkan Palani temple.

Devotees offer Munch bars to the deity and get back a portion of it, along with flowers and sandal paste, as prasadam.

“Chocolate offering started three years ago. Since the deity is Balamurugan (child Balasubramanyam, son of Lord Shiva), one day a devotee brought some chocolates as an offering. Since his wishes were fulfilled, it became a custom here,” said temple manager D Radhakrishnan.

Not only locals but foreigners who visit this temple also offers choclates here.

Src – http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/a-temple-where-devotees-offer-chocolate-bars-to-lord-muruga/article1-1193519.aspx

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