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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
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

INTRODUCTION

Kerala remains apart yet integrated both borrower and creator. It is a place unlike any other home of great living monuments.***

The rise of temples also saw the development of culture in all its aspects. The temple became the nervecentre of all cultural activities. Temple festivals were instituted with a view to making the Hindu religion more attractive. Festivals also gave an opportunity to people for the expression of their deepest spiritual cravings.

Mamamkam Festival

Of the temple festivals, two ancient ones deserve special mention for their historical importance, though they are extinct now. These are the Mahamagha festivals conducted at Tirunavay on the banks of the -Bharatapuzha near Tirur and the Onam festival of Trikkakara, nearErnkulam. Tirunavay was once famous for the pankerala assembly called Mamamkam. 


***Architectural Developments of Kerala Temples. Splendorous of Kerala, Marg Publications.
 

 

 

 

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