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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

Not satisfied with the manifestation of Mahavishnu, Parasurama continued his meditation. This times a small Sivalinga materialized to the north of Vishnu deity. Parasurama was surprised to see Siva on one side and Rama on the other side. He again went into medi-  tation. Opening his eyes he saw in the middle of the two deities, Sankaranarayana, the combined form of Siva and Vishnu or Narayana. He was now satisfied and realized that Siva and Vishnu are in fact one and the Same-Ekam sat viprah bahudhah vadanti--"The reality is one. The wise call it by different names".

 

 

 

 

 

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