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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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THE VADAKKUNNATHAN TEMPLE

All he did was to go to the temple with his carpenter and pray to the Lord for a while. He then went inside the old structure, spread a cloth and lay on it for an hour. Then he came out and ordered the carpenter to demolish the old structure and start building a now one. The perplexed carpenter asked where was the "Puram Kuttu"' or sketch? The Nambudiri replied that he had already made 'Akam Kuttu' (mental sketch) and asked him to go ahead as he ordered. The final result was the beautiful structure, which we see today.

The Highness was very much pleased with the skill of the Nambudiri. He wanted to test his skill on another occasion. He asked him to reconstruct the outer wall of the temple and wanted to know the exact number of bricks that would be required. The Nambudiri thought for a while and gave a number. The king had warned him that he would take him to task if the number was found less or more.

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Three main shrines of Vadakkunnathan temple at Trichur, Siva, Krishna and Sankaranarayana
About Vadakkunnathan Temple
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