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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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TIRUVANGAD PERUMAL

A Bit of History

The Tiruvangad temple which, when viewed from the east, gives the appearance of a fort, finds repeated mention in the history of North Kerala. Several talks between the temple authorities on the one hand and the naduvazhis or Governors on the other, with representatives of the East India Company are said to have taken place in the premises of this temple. . In 1750 when the combined forces of Kolathunad, Kottayam and Kadathunad lay siege on
Tellicherry, irked by the machinations of the chief of Tellicherry Fort, Dorril, several strategic forts were captured.  This included Tiruvangad also.  In 1766 when Haider marched his army into North Kerala and the palace of Kolattirl at Chirakkal was seized its members took refuge in the Tiruvangad temple.  Again when Tipu attacked the temple, his army destroyed its massive walls and the seven Storey gopuram.  The plinth of these walls and gopuram are visible today.

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Tiruvangad Rama Temple, Tellicherry - it has unique characteristics of architecture and is a treasurehouse of sculpture and paintings
About Tiruvangad Perumal
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