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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

The saint understood this. So he brought skilled artisans from Tamil Nadu and had a beautiful bull made and installed it at the entrance to the temple. Now several cows grazing in the temple yard came near the bull and stood as though admiring the beauty of the bull. The newly born calves also had resemblance to this bull. It was then that the people realized that on whichever object pregnant women concentrated during their pregnancy the child would resemble that object.

Sivarathri Festival

There are no annual utsavams or other celebrations here except Sivaratri. And the Lord never comes out of his abode. Even during the Sivaratri celebration, which is the most important ceremony of this temple, the deity is not taken out in procession. During the famous Pooram festival celebrated annually in Medam (April-May), Lord Vadakkunnathan is but a more spectator granting the premises and convenience for the festival. No offering is received or this temple in connection with the Pooram festival incurs any expenditure. Not even any special pooja is offered on the occasion though the Thekkinkadu maidan is the venue of the festival.

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