Sri Oppiliappan perumal temple, Thiru Vinnagaram (Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu) is where prasadam is made without salt for perumal. The Lord was called as Oppaar-illa appan/Oppilla appan (meaning there is no one equivalent to Him) by Nammazhvar. Legend says Goddess Maha Lakshmi was born near Tulisi plant as Sage Markendeyas’ daughter. The Lord of this temple disguised as an old man and asked Sage Markendaya for her hand. Sage accepted but told the Lord that his daughter was too young and did not even know to put salt in the food. The Lord was ok with it and to this day prasadam is made without salt.
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