Can These Lemons from Tamil Nadu Cure Infertility?

By Shruti Sanwariya

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Nine lemons from a temple in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram district were auctioned for ₹2.36 lakh. Devotees believe that consuming these lemons can cure infertility.

Temple Tradition

The temple for Lord Muruga in Villupuram auctions these lemons during the annual Panguni Uthiram festival. Many couples seeking children visit the temple during this festival to bid on the lemons.

Spiritual Significance

The lemon spiked on the deity's spear on day one of the festival is considered the most potent. It was bought by a couple for ₹50,500 this year. 

Cultural Beliefs

Locals say that these lemons bring fortune, attracting not only couples but also businessmen and traders. Bidders must take holy baths before accepting the priest’s offering.

Spiritual Symbolism

Lemons hold a revered status in spirituality, representing purity and eliminating negative energies. They are also used in rituals associated with black magic.

Traditional Legacy

The annual festival perpetuates customs and beliefs, seeking blessings for fertility and prosperity. These lemons remain a symbol of faith and tradition in the region.

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