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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 TEMPLES OF PADMANABHA

Great antiquity

The story of the temple as handed down through the centuries in the form of legends also indicates that it is one of great antiquity. Ananthasayana Mahatmya as also some old palm-leaf records of the temple contains one such legend. According to this, the temple is said to have been set up by a Tulu Brahmin hermit named Divakara Muni on the 950th day of Kaliyuga.

Divakara Muni, a great devotee of Vishnu, was doing penance and Tapas in 'Aatharta' desa. One day Maha Vishnu appeared before him in the form of a beautiful child. The Sanyasi was taken up with the charms of the divine child and requested him to stay with him. The child agreed but on one condition that the sage would never get upset with him. The hermit agreed and tolerated all the childish pranks of the little boy.

 

 

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Sri Padmnanabha Swami Temple, the main land mark in Trivendram--Ablend of indegenous style and Dravidan architecture.

About Sri Padmanabha

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