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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

It is a wonder of wonders, that even today the do which is cast in Panchaloha gets her Periods, a phenomenon which is not heard of in any other temple.  "In olden days it used to occur regularly, every month now only three or four times a year," said Shri Madhavan Nambudiri, the melsanti or the head priest of the temple speaking to this writer.

He or his assistant (Kizhusanti) on opening the Srikoil early morning removes the nirmalayam (Previous a decoration of the deity) and hands it over to the Varrier attendant along with the white udayada (petticoat) without looking at it. The Varrier examines the dress closely an if there are signs of bleeding sends it to Thazhamon Maths' the traditional residence of the temple Tantri. Their lady of the house scrutinizes the cloth again and confirms the menses.

 

 

 

 

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