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Revolving Earthen Lamp at Jalakandeswarar Temple in Vellore – Tamil Nadu

Jalakandeswarar Temple in Vellore in Tamil Nadu is unique for various reasons. One among them is a revolving earthen lamp. Jalakandeswarar Temple in Vellore is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. But there are also equally important sanctums dedicated to Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi; Brahma and Saraswati in the temple complex.

The revolving earthen lamp is located behind the main Nandi murti in the temple. The nandi is known as Adhikara Nandi.

People make wishes after keeping their hands on the earthen lamp. Sometimes the earthen lamp revolves. However, sometimes it does not.

However hard the person tries the earthen lamp will not revolve. The revolving of the lamp does not depend on strength of the person.

Till today no one knows the reason as to why the lamp revolves only sometimes.