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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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Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

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Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE LORD OF GURUVAYUR

Time was when local chiefs bore the expenses of several items in the temple. For example, the Cochin ruler conducted athazha (night) pooja, the Cochin Vaiyamma Thampuran, ushapayasam (pudding for early morning pooja) the Zamorin of Calicut, cooked rice and the Trivandrum Maharaja, palpayasam (the milk pudding). Now all these offerings have stopped. But those of common devotees have increased enormously and in this respect this temple ranks high among Kerala temples.

This temple, along with several other Kerala temples, was a prey to attack by Tipu Sultan, and also to repeat fires. In 964 Malayalam era, (1789 A.D.) Tipu's army attacked the temple and almost destroyed it. But when they heard that the temple belonged to Cochin ruler with whom Tipu had good relation's further attack was abandoned and the sanctum was thus saved.

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