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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

Vighneswara cast a significant glance on Trisuli, of his attendant Bhootaganas. Trisuli, meaning lite three-pronged dragger, cut the woman into three pieces. The trunk was thrown on the southern side of the temple where the shrine stands, the head, at M 4 km. away and the legs at Kuttummel to the north the temple. From these the respective goddesses arose.

The Yakshi in a previous birth had been a Gandharva damsel, by name, Neelakuntala. Conceited by her personal beauty and charm she once mocked at Sage Agastya and his disciples returning to their ashram after worshipping Vaikathappan. The enraged Rishi cursed her as a result of which she became a Yakshi. She begged forgiveness and was promised liberation at the hands of Trisuli.

 

 

 

 

 

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