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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
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THE VADAKKUNNATHAN TEMPLE

Then he asked one of his trusted men to get the exact number asked for but hide two bricks somewhere, When the wall was completed finally, two bricks were still required. The king asked the Nambudiri's explanation. Undaunted he told him that his man has either brought two bricks less or hidden them elsewhere. The pleased king presented him with a golden bracelet such was the skill of the architect.

Sacred Bull

There is another amusing story about the origin of the white rishabha or bull at the main entrance to the nalambalam from the west. Once a Young and strikingly hand-some saint came to the temple. He sat on the mandapam, in front of the sanctum and meditated for hours together. He disappeared the moment the temple was closed and appeared again when the same was reopened. He was so attractive that many people especially women who came to worship stood and stared at him. After a few months the children born to several women in this place resembled the saint. The men became angry at this and wanted to drive him away.    

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