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Temples & Legends Of Kerala
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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
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CHOTTANIKARA

A feature of the deity is that it is not fixed with asthabandha, as is the case in most of the temples. Hence the area around the pedestal is full of loose sand. I cause of this the water poured on the deity does flow out through the pipe outside (generally fixed to north) but percolates underground. It is believed water flows underground and joins the tirtha of the Onakkur Bhagawati temple, one and half furlongs away.

On the north-east side of the main deity is. Dharma Sasta shrine. Here he is depicted not as Brahmachari as is generally the case but as a grihastha with his two wives, Purna and Pushkala. The vigraha of Sastha is also of granite, about half a foot high with golden covering. There is a legend about the advent of Sasta in the Chottanikara temple.

 

 

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