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Temples & Legends Of Kerala
Kulapati's Preface Author's Preface
Introduction The Temple Of Sri Padmanabha
A Temple Of Serpents The Goddess Who Has Periods
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimala The Fierce Lord Of Ettumanur
The Benign Lord Chottanikara
Kaladi A Temple For Kannaki
A Temple For Bharata Sri Rama Temple At Triprayar
The Vadakkunnathan Temple The Lord Of Guruvayur
A Temple For Rama And Lakshmana The Historic Tali Temple
Tiruvangad Peruma Rajarajeswara Of Taliparamba
Trichambaram Krishna Temple Other Temples
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Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE TEMPLE FOR SERPENTS

Introduction

The origin of snake worship goes back to ram antiquity. But in no part of the world is snake worship still such a live tradition as in Kerala. In almost eve house the southwest corner of the compound is set apart for a snake shrine called sarpakavu. The propitiation o the serpent god is considered essential to the well being and prosperity of the family. Incidentally, with snake worship came also the principle that what is feared is respected.


Author - K.R. Vaidyanathan

 

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