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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 Holy Kulipini Tirtham

The rishis also prayed to Deva Ganga to bless their land with her presence.  Thus the river Ganges also inundated the area and the rishis bathed in the holy waters and attained moksha.  It is said the springs of the Ganges are still there in the Kulipini tirtham on the northern side of the temple.

Incidentally, the tank abounds in fish, which are held sacred.  Feeding the fish (Meenuttu) is a ritual and believed to be of special merit. No one is permitted to bathe in this tank except the archakas.

How did the idol of Bharata come to be known as Kutalmanikyarn or Sangameswara by which names he is popularly known?  According to folk-tale, one day the idol was seen to give out an extremely luminous light from its forehead.

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