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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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THE GODDESS WHO HAS PERIODS

Devout Brahmins

Perunthachan arrived at Chengannur one early morning by boat through the Pampa River. What he saw flowing down the river at that early hour astounded him-Tulasi and thechi flowers, Darbha grass, plantains, sugarcane pieces and other ingredients of worship and Homa. He -struck by that extreme devotion of so many Brahmins residing on the banks of the river and engaged in s rituals in such early hours. He thought that these Brahmins would grow so prosperous that in course of the non-Brahmins would be handicapped. So he decided to make slight deviations in the Silpa Sastra in constructing the temple.

Thus the Mukhamantapam in front of the Siva sanctum where Brahmins chant Vedas was made purposely low preventing the occupants from having a direct of the deity. The Kuttambalam, which ought to be located to the right side of the shrine, is constructed right in front to obstruct view from outside.

 

 

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The Chegannur Bhagawati temple-The Goddess here has periods

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