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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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 A TEMPLE FOR BHARATA

The-Vaishnava hymns exalt Bharata even above Rama for his devotion and unsurpassed unselfishness.  He installed Rama's padukas and ruled the kingdom as Rama's deputy for fourteen years.  At the same time he stayed at Nandigrama near Ayodhya and did his penance even as Rama did his penance in the forests.

And when Rama, reunited with Sita, was returning to Ayodhya, Bharata's penance too was at an end and his heart was filled with joy. In fact, his joy was deeper than what Kaikeyi and her hunchback maid had planned for him.  Indeed, what kingly crown could equal the joy one found at Rama's feet? What sovereignty could bring the glory that was now Bharata's for ever?

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