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Temples & Legends Of Kerala
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A Temple Of Serpents The Goddess Who Has Periods
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimala The Fierce Lord Of Ettumanur
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Kaladi A Temple For Kannaki
A Temple For Bharata Sri Rama Temple At Triprayar
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SRI RAMA TEMPLE AT TRIPRAYAR

Kuttu Offering

Kuttu is an important vazhivadu or offering at this temple. Now, Kuttu, which is mono-acting, can either be a discourse (prabhandha) or a pantomime (abhinaya). At Triprayar the latter is presented. Formerly, prabhandba kuttu used to be performed. According, to legend, to stage kuttu there should be at least one Brahmin present in the audience. Once there was no Brahmin at all available and the Chakiyar, the performer of kuttu, did not know how to proceed.  He stood perplexed, not knowing what to do.

Suddenly a voice came from the sanctum saying that kuttu was presented not for Brahmins but "for me." "Therefore perform kuttu in my presence." Since then kuttu, which was, being staged in the specially erected kuttambalam on the south-east corner of the temple started being staged in the mandapa itself inside the temple. And only angya kuttu (pantomime) is performed and the sanctum remains open throughout the performance.

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The Triprayar Rama Temple - architecturally, one of the most attractive temples in Kerala
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