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Temples & Legends of Kerala
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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
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TRICHAMBARAM KRISHNA TEMPLE

Peculiar Customs

There are two peculiar customs observed here, which reinforce the belief that the deity here represents the Lord after Kamsavadha.  One is the offering of naivedya immediately after the sanctum is opened for the day every morning.  The belief is Krishna after killing Kamsa went to his mother Devaki and asked for food stating that he was very hungry after the ordeal.  It is to commemorate this event that the ritual of offering food the first thing in the morning-is observed.

The other is the prohibition of elephants being taken anywhere near the temple.  It may be recalled that the royal elephant Kuvalayapida charged Krishna and Balarama while they were entering the palace of Kamsa.  Since this incident Krishna had developed hatred against elephants.  For this reason no one dares taking an elephant near the temple although elephants are very much part of all other Kerala temples where the deities are mostly carried atop these animals in procession.

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Krishna temple at Trichambaram. The deity here represents that wonderful vision of Krishna after Killing kamsa
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