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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
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Maharastra
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Himachal Pradesh
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THE TEMPLE FOR SERPENTS

There is another place in Kerala famous for serpent worship. It is the residence of Pambumekkat Nambudiri near Irinjalakuda. This Nambudiri is the high priest! Serpent worship and according to Gopala Panikkar, author of Malabar and Its Folk, his household is "full of cobras, which find their abode in every corner of it. The inmates cannot move about without placing their of the serpents. Owing to the magic influence family, the serpents will not injure them. To be at the beck and call of the members and render unquestionable obedience to the their Commands. They watch and protect the interests of the family in the utmost zealous spirit."

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