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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

The Vaikom temple is a good specimen of indigenous style of temple-architecture of the sixteenth cant According to Stella Kramisch, temples of circular P are 'of greater significance and beauty' than those built on square plan and their origin may be put as the sixth century A.D. Examples of circular also rare.

In front of the garbhagriha is a raised platform or the Mahamandapam, square in form, where the image of Nandi (Bull) is placed.  Beyond it is corridors or pillared halis all round the sanctum and the Mukhamantapam. The whole edifice is rectangular in shape and on its exterior has columns of lamps-vilakkumatam-formed on a wooden framework covered with steel trellis works.

The temple faces east and in front there is a covered known as Anakottil where the elephants take there in line for the temple procession. The 317-foot-high gold-covered flagstaff is also based here. And beyond it is the circumambulatory path paved with stones for taking the image of the God in procession round the temple.

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