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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

Beyond this, on the East Side behind the nalambalam, there is a shrine for Simhodaran. After praying at this shrine devotee's take a few steps towards the nalambalam where there is a small triangular opening on the wall. Through this the thazhikakudams or finials of the three main shrines can be seen. This darshan, it is claimed, is equal to seeing several holy temples of India like Kashi, Rameswaram, etc.

Further coming around the circumembulatory path at the southwest corner one sees Dharma Sasta installed in a small temple. This is apsidal in shape, a unique style adopted in Kerala. A little beyond there is a rectangular enclosure of stone walls without roofing in which there is a Sankha and Chakra commemorating Adi Sankaracharya. This completes our round of the temple and all the upadevatas.

 

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