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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 Bhagavati, as already mentioned, is also housed in the same srikoil but facing west. There is a passage inside connecting both the deities. The Mandapam in front of her shrine is comparatively small. So also other structures like anakottil and gopuram.

The outer wall of the srikoil and the pillars and ceiling of the eastern mandapam have fine woodcarvings depicting scones from the Puranas. They speak of the artistic skill of the carpenters of those times, for which Chengannur and nearby Thiruvalla were famous. It is on record that Marthanda Varma who built the famed Sri Padmanabhaswami temple at Trivandrum took these artisans for woodwork.

The image of Siva, which is self-born, is hot chiseled into any shape. The deity is said to represent the forlorn Siva after his separation from his consort, Sati, after she cast off her body. It is, however, adorned with a gold cover with the image of an attractive Ardhanariswara--half-man and half-woman - of about 3 feet height.  The idol of Bhagavati was originally in stone. Since this was damaged in a fire one made of Panchaloha replaced it. -According to legend fishermen found the vigraha in the river.

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The Chegannur Bhagawati temple-The Goddess here has periods

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