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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 RAMA AND LAKSHMANA

One dark night in the month of Kumbha when everyone was fast asleep the asura broke open the sanctum and tried to destroy the idol.  Then Mahavishnu assumed the form of Narasimha-half-man and half-lion-and tore him to death. Hearing the asura's wailing's people came but were also frightened by the fierce form of the God.  At this juncture Vilwarnangalathu Swamiyar appeared and he praised the Lord with stotras, addressing him as Vilwadrinatha. The Bhagawan calmed and assumed his benign form.  People were overjoyed and started addressing him as Vilwadrinatha after the sage.

Rigorous Tapas

The story of the origin of the Swayambhu deity in the west nada is also related in the Vilwadri Mahatmya referred too earlier. According to this, Aamalakan, the son of Kashyapa Prajapati, started a rigorous to propitiate Mahavishnu.  Indra thought his objective was to conquer  Swarga.  He, therefore, deputed the celestial beauties Urvasi, Rambha and Tilottama-to interrupt-his tapas.  But they failed in this.

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The two Srikoils of Tiruvilvamala, dedicated to Sri Rama and his brother Lakshmana
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