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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

As you enter the temple from the main entrance-the western gopuram-there is a stone called 'Kali'. A little to the north is the shrine of Gopalakrishna. The surroundings of the temple are the resting-place for many cows, the favorite animal of Krishna. In front of the temple is the famous kuttambalam described later. A little beyond on the north side, there is a niche for the Rishabha or bull, Lord Siva's mount. One has to clap his hands-here before worshipping the deity here, as it appears to be always sleeping and to wake it up, a noise has to be made.

Then comes a thara or platform in the north-east corner in which Parasurama himself is supposed to reside. In Kerala, there are several deities which were installed by Parasurama though there is hardly any shrine for Parasurama himself (with the exception of Parasurama! temple at Tiruvallam near Trivandrum). Hence this shrine in the precincts of Vadakkunnathan temple is unique.

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