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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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LORD OF VAIKOM

Every morning and evening the place comes to life with hundreds of devotees thronging the shrine with chants of "Namasivaya", "Hara Hara Mahadeva", and "Shambho Mahadeva." Old people cry: "Hara Shankara Siva Shankara Duritam Kala (remove all ills) Sivane." The Younger ones pray for a job or for promotion or for children. The sick ask for health. Parameswara grants everybody's wishes.

Annadana Prabhu

The life of people here is intimately connected with the deity because he has been Annadana Prabhu -Giver of food. Till a few years ago the temple regularly ensured food at least to hundreds of people belonging to the ‘upper' castes. Tonnes of rice were cooked and the dishes had a unique flavor. In the uttupura or feeding shed (a two-storied building, more than 1,000 feet long) attached to the temple, People sat in long row baskets of steaming rice were emptied on to their plantain leaves. They mixed the rice with sambhar and pappadams and ate with audible relish. Other caste Hindus also had their share.

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