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How Kali became the Neivedyam for Thiruvadirai?

Tomorrow is the festival of Thiruvadirai or Arudra Darshinam.

Did you know How the Sweet offering of Kali became the neivedyam for Lord Shiva??

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A devotee called Sendanar had the habit of eating only whatever was left of the food offered to the Lord and then distributed among other devotees. On Thiruvadirai day in a Marghazhi, he could offer to the Almighty only some pittu and kali. With much regret that he could get nothing better, he offered these to the Lord. As he stood a little later in Nataraja’s sanctorum, the Lord effected a shower of pittu and kali on Sendanar, in recognition of his deep devotion. Since the day of that miracle, kali is the special offering to Lord Nataraja on Marghazhi Thiruvadirai.

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