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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 administration of the temple now rests with the Assistant Commissioner under the Cochin Devaswom Board. Originally after the consecration of the various deities, Parasurama brought a Brahmin family from a place on the bank of the Krishna River. The head of this family called 'Yogathiri' looked after the temple. Later the ruler of the erstwhile Cochin State took over the administration. The Kerala Land Reforms Bill has affected this temple also, the quality of Naivedyam having to be drastically cut in recent years. It is however, encouraging that the temple is attracting more -and more visitors daily and the cash offerings from the devotees are also going up correspondingly. 

 

 

 

 

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