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    Name and story of a god?

    Namaste,

    what's the name and story of this god who rides a tiger? Ebay labels him as "Krishna", who he IMHO clearly isn't.



    Thank you for your information.

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    Re: Name and story of a god?

    Namaskar Cosinuskurve ji,

    I believe this is Lord Ayyappa, also known as Hari-Hara. He is the God created when Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu combined their powers/forms. There are several stories/explanations as to how/why this happened. Perhaps someone who knows those stories better than I can post some. Alternately, knowing His name can help your to look them up, I hope.

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    Re: Name and story of a god?

    Namaste Cosinuskurve,

    He is named appayan,Once there was a demon who was given a boon that he could only be destroyed by a child born from lord vishnu and lord shiva(Hari - Hara).Lord vishnu took to the form of Mohini and united with lord shiva and the child was left at a river bank and later found by a king who fathered him and when he came of age he killed that demon.I wish one day that I can play with tigers like that..

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    Re: Name and story of a god?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aanandinii View Post
    Namaskar Cosinuskurve ji,

    I believe this is Lord Ayyappa,
    Vannakkam: And you would believe correctly. Cosinuskurve, Ayyappam worship is pretty muck limited to Kerala and parts of Tamil Nadu. As with Murugan, not that popular in the North.

    Aum Namasivaya

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    Re: Name and story of a god?

    Sri Hariharasuta Ayyappa Swami is a deity famous in South India.His temple in Sabarimalai forest is fast becoming a famous pilgrimage center.Devotees undertake a ritual of 41 days known as Mandala and take vow to obey severe rules.




    He dances in the golden hall of Chidambaram, Let us worship His rosy anklet girt Feet.

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