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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

Thus we have three main shrines in the temple, dedicated to Siva, Vishnu and Sankaranarayana. Behind Siva, the goddess. Parasurama also installed Parvati. This image is of wood and, hence no abhisheka is performed for this deity. All other idols are of stone except that of Vadakkunnathan, which is a mound of ghee. This is again a unique feature of the temple.

Ghee Mound

Traditionally the abhisheka to Parameswara here is always with cow's ghee. Because of this constant abhisheka the ghee will be soon to form a mound as were.

 

 

 

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