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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

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Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

INTRODUCTION

Kulasekhara Alwar, a leading figure in the history o the Vaishnava movement in the South, was a profound scholar in Sanskrit and Tamil. He came under the influence of Nammalwar and sang several devotional songs praising Vishnu in the form of Rama and Krishna.

His main literary works are Mukundamala in Sanskrit and Perumal Tirumozhi in Tamil. He revered the servants or devotees of Vishnu as 'gods themselves and wrote in his Perumal Tirumozhi: "Upon my brow I will bear with pride the mud that stains their holy feet." His teachings and writings contributed in no small measure to the development of Vaishnavism in Kerala. Growth of Saivism and Vaishnavism

Cheraman Perumal Nayanar, one of the two Nayanars from Kerala, as stated above, has been identified with Rajasekhara Varman (820-844 A.D.), the second of the kings who ruled over the Kulasekhara empire.He spent his boyhood at the famous Siva shrine at Tiruvanchi - kulam, near Kodungallur, worshipping the Lord. He went on pilgrimage to all - important Saivite shrines in South India in the company of his life-long friend and companion, Sundaramurti Nayanar of Tiruvarur. The two saints are also believed to have breathed their last at Tiruvanchi- kulam where their images may still be seen in the Siva temple.

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