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Temples & Legends Of Kerala
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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
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CHOTTANIKARA

Once Bhagawati went in procession to Meppazhur Mana for para (offering of a measure of paddy). On the way some rowdies harassed those accompanying the procession. Hence while returning the Meppazhur Nambudiri provided escort by sending his family deity, Dharma Sasta who, however, continued to stay at Chottanikara serving the goddess.

Outside the nalambalam in front of the shrine there is the usual flagstaff, altar (balikallu), anapandal (pandal for elephants) etc. On the south, somewhat in the middle, there is a platform called pavizhamallithara where the Devi is supposed to have made her first appearance. On the south-west there is a Siva shrine, Nagadevata and Yakshi-the same that followed' the Kandarappalli Nambudiri as a beautiful woman.

 

 

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