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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 KANNAKI

He went North, defeating and seizing kings who opposed him and brought a stone from the Himalayas to be set up as her image. It was consecrated with great pomp and ceremony in the presence of numerous kings and chiefs, including Gajabahu of Ceylon.

This, in short, is the story of Silappadikaram and the consecration of Kannaki at Kodungallur. However, certain features of the structure of the Kodungallur temple point to the fact that, originally, it was a Siva shrine and that the image of Kali was installed later. The idol of Siva faces east and that of Kali north. The mandapam, the platform for devotees to sit and worship the main deity, who is an important characteristic of Kerala temple architecture, is also located before the Siva shrine. In fact there is no such mandapam for Kali at all. It is also the practice to offer pooja and naivedyam first to Siva and then to the Devi.

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Kodungallur Bhagawati Temple - Where Kannaki the incarnation of kali is consecrated
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