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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

From the early hours of the day, devotees crowd, the temple chanting holy names. This is followed by darshan at Udayanapuram about 3 km. to the north of the Vaikom temple, on the Vaikom-Ernakulam road. The presiding deity here is Lord Subrahmanya, son of Siva. (The temple is described in chapter 22-A Round-up.)

The main event of the Ashtami occurs at night when the happy meeting between Vaikathappan and Udayana purathappan and the Lord of Udayanapuram takes place. It is believed that the son had gone to battle with Asuras and the meeting is an occasion for the faith greets the triumphant son.  The coming of Udayanapuram deity with Gods and Goddesses of the neighboring temples on gorgeously caparisoned elephants accompanied by nadaswaram, hundreds of torches (theevattis) is a spectaculars There are other famous temple processions in Kerala like the Trichur Pooram and the Arattupuzha Pooram in w several elephants participate. But the procession Udayanapuram is singularly grand and hundreds, thousands gather to witness this symbolic meeting between father and the son.

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