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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

There is another slightly varied version of this story: It says Neela was a devotee of Siva and so he installed the Siva shrine at1iruvangad itself.  Similarly Sweta who was a Vaishnavite built a shrine for Rama, his ishtadevata.  Thus Tiruvangad became a center for worship of Siva and Vishnu.

The main deity, Sri Rama, like most Vishnu images, has four arms.  The three arms hold sankha (conchshell), chakra (discus), and the mace and the fourth is in the abhaya mudra (protection gesture).  The mace is, however, hold upside down, which is a peculiarity.

It is believed that the deity is depicted as the full form assumed by Sri Rama for annihilating Khara and his Rakshasa hordes including Dooshana and Trisiras who attacked the princes in exile in Dandaka forest at the instance of Soorpanakha, Ravana's sister.

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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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