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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 Legend

There is a legend describing how Siva and Parvati came to reside in Chengannur. It was the wedding of Parvati and Parameswara at Mount Kailas. All the thirty-three crores of devas and asuras had assembled for the occasion. It looked, as though the earth would tilt towards the north because of the undue weight that side. Siva grew anxious. He summoned sage Agastya and requested him to proceed to the south to maintain the balance.

Sage Agastya felt sorely disappointed, as he would miss the celestial wedding. Parameswara understood his feelings. He assured him that he would see everything through divine sight. Further, He promised that after the marriage ceremony He with his consort would come to the South and grant him darshan.  Accordingly sage Agastya journeyed towards the south and selected that part of the Sahyadri called Sonadri for his meditation. True to his word, Siva went there with Parvati and blessed Agastya. While there the Devi had her menses. The divine couple therefore stayed here for-twenty-eight days after the purificatory bath.

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