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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 Maha-linga cannot be seen because it is covered with ghee. The mound is nearly 10 feet around the original linga and there is hardly space for the priest to go around in the small sanctum. That in spite of so many lamps burning in the sanctum or even in hot weather the ghee does not melt nor any worm or bad smell occurs in the accumulated ghee is a matter for wonder.

In the Ayurveda, old ghee is prescribed as cure for many diseases. Only at Trichur temple there is ghee, which is as old as a thousand years. Hence, the Vaidyas in Kerala are known to approach this temple for old ghee. While ghee is the abhisheka for Siva, oil is offered for Rama and panchagavya for Sankaranarayana.

 

 

 

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