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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
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Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

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INTRODUCTION

The Narayaniyam consisting of 1036 stanzas is a summary of the Bhagavata on the one hand and a prayer to the Lord on the other to bless the devotee with Ayutarogya-saukhyam or long life, health and happiness.It embodies the quintessence of the message of Bhakti and has been extremely popular with devotees.

Puntanam Nambudiri was also a great devotee of Lord Krishna of Guruvayur. He lost his infant son born after years of supplication to Guruvayurappan. Naturally he became distraught and came to Guruvayur determined to recover his lost child by prayer. Gradually, however little Krishna took the place of the deceased little one in his heart and wisdom dawned upon him. "With little Krishna dancing in our hearts", asked he, "why need little ones of our own?"

Thereafter, he spent the remaining fifty-four years Of his life in devotion to the Lord of Guruvayur and exhorts I people to read the Bhagavata and repeat the Lord's nam i as the only way to salvation. The Bhakti cult found expression in his Malayalam works, Jnanappana or son I of Wisdom, Srikrishna- karnamritam and Santanagopalam.
 


 

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