Meenkulathi Bhagavati Amman Temple’s hanging characteristic is that devotees firmly imagine that taking a shower within the tank that teems with fish (Meen: Fish/Kulathu: Pond) will remedy all power illnesses.
Yet one more distinctive characteristic of this temple is that the shadow by no means falls on the bottom.
The attractive legend-based historical past of Indian temples is a wealthy supply of India’s non secular previous and current. This southern temple is not any exception.
It is the one temple in India which appeared in one of many problems with Indian Medical Journal and likewise in Lancet, world’s most genuine medical journal.
Each the journals did not approve of the temple’s extraordinary divinity or particular powers, however accounts of altogether 34 instances and claims appeared within the journals.
A few of them are given under:
A affected person of power bronchitis was relieved of his ailment after taking the bathtub within the pond.
The water of the tank is believed to have sure attributes that may remedy leprosy. The water pattern was despatched to UK and was discovered to have medicinal properties.
Pores and skin ailments get cured after utilizing this water.
A shoal of fish serves as a water-purifier. So the water of this tank is medicinally beneficial.
Steady bathtub on this water can remedy brittle-bone downside due to the calcium within the water.
Like Ganga’s water, this water additionally does not get contaminated even after a few years.
One factor is noticeable. Many Indian temples like Meenkulathi Bhagavathi Amman temple or for that matter, shrines of any faith and religion, have this property of curing folks of their illnesses. It could possibly be religion or sheer luck issue. However this occurs.
Why can we go to temples?
To cite Father Abraham Kovoor of Sri Lanka, who remained a rationalist, nay a lifelong disbeliever:
“We lesser mortals are beggars. We go to temples and go to quite a few shrines, not for any non secular profit however for our mundane wants. We go to church, temple, mosque and so on. with a litany of our private issues ans points. We prostrate and entreat with the deities and ask for miracles. Miracles seldom occur. However we get a type of psychological satisfaction and that psychological satisfaction in the end works as a remedy or panacea to our psychological and well being issues.”
-From the essay ‘Shrines: Our final resorts’
It is actually unusual that our minds create imaginary photos of divinity and we get the outcomes accordingly. Nicely, to not belittle the very thought, one should reverentially converse of the spiritual locations as these are the collective manifestations of individuals’s holistic spiritual wants and necessities.
The purpose is: Entire nation is dotted with magnificent temples and shrines from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and the very ambiance is surcharged with divine vitality.
It is worthwhile to say that Meenkulathi Bhagavathi Amman temple will get featured amongst India’s 100 prime temples for Hindus, although that does not imply that the followers of different faiths are barred from having a darshan.