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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 FIERCE LORD OF ETTUMANUR

Beautiful Carvings

As R. V. Poduval in his essay, Kerala Woodcarving, describes: "The carvings in cornices, brackets and architrave’s are also of a high order of excellence. What distinguishes the woodcarvings at Ettumanur is their singularly clear-cut and beautiful style. The artist has displayed here a fine sense of form, skill in executing the traditional ideas, and with them a delightful free play of his fancy."

Talking of arts, the paintings on the western gopura, the main entrance to the temple is worthy of mention. It is, as Dr. Coomaraswamy has described in his book, An Introduction to Indian Art, the only old example of Dravidian painting. The theme in one of the pictures, that of Siva as Nataraja, trampling under foot the spirit of evil represented by a demon is considered a landmark in the history of the Kerala School.

 

 

 

 

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Mahadeva temple, Ettumanur-the Lord Siva here is said to possess fierce aspect
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