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I WANT CANDY

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At a Hindu temple in India's Kerala state, the religious gift of choice — for offerings to deity Lord Muruga and for distribution from the deity to devotees — is a chocolate candy bar, which visitors bring in cartons, according to a March item from Press Trust of India. Muruga, son of the lord Shiva, was originally worshiped as a child, leading to speculation that he'd respond to chocolates.

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