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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

The place where Neela performed penance became Neeleswaram, which is known for its Siva temple.  Sweta did tapas at Tiruvangad (Tiru-van-kad, literally the sacred big forest) and the place was named after him as Swetaranyam (aranyam meaning forest).   Here he installed not only the deity of Siva for his tapas but also a Vishnu temple by its side, which is the present Sri Rama temple we see.

It is said that the Siva installed by Sweta was very fierce.  To temper its fury another Siva temple has been constructed just opposite.  Thus we have three temples a temples facing situated on this vast maidan-two Siva temples facing each other on the north side (the one towards the west is known as 'vadakkedam' and the opposite one towards the east being 'kizhakedam') and the Sri Rama temple by the side.

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