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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

The oval-shaped Kuttambalam is, however, still in complete; a three-feet base is all that remains. It is said that noartisan is available today to undertake the job cording to the plan of Perunthachan. The original building built by Perunthachan himself contained many pillars, which, night or day, did not cast any shadow.  The temple sprawling on a six-acre area is a massive one by Kerala standards, comparable to big temple Taliparamba, Vaikom, Trichur etc. The three-ti eastern gopuram leaves you spellbound.

As one enters the temple through this gateway there is first the anakottil (literally shed for elephants, which is a modern structure. Beyond this is the unfinished Kuttambalam described before. In front of this is the gold-covered flagstaff. Then Balikalpura, which leads to the big Mukhamantapam beyond which, is srikoil.  Exquisite carvings. The image of Siva is fully visible only if one stands between the sanctum -and- the mandapam. The srikoil circular in shape like Vaikom and Ettumanur but m bigger in shape. The roof covered with copper plates is enormous, sloping sleepily downwards.

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