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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
The Vadakkunnathan Temple The Lord Of Guruvayur
A Temple For Rama And Lakshmana The Historic Tali Temple
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SRI RAMA TEMPLE AT TRIPRAYAR

Outside the temple in the southern side of the courtyard there is an Ayyappa (Sasta) shrine.  It is believed that this deity was originally at the place where the present Rama idol is installed. With the arrival of Sri Rama, Ayyappa moved to the south in the present location in the same way Edathedathu Kavu Bhagawat at Guruvayur moved to the north side on arrival of Sri Krishna.   In fact, it is believed that in olden days Kerala had only three kinds of shrines or kavus that is for Ayyappa, Naga and Bhagawati.  It was with the advent of the Nambudiris that these kavus were converted into temples dedicated to Rama, Krishna, Siva etc. At Triprayar the original temple of Ayyappa appears to have been converted into the Rama temple.

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