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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

Obviously the Lord did not approve the idea of keeping the animals inside the temple without permission. Manikkavachakar, the great devotee that he was, worshipped the Lord and did penance the next day. He sprinkled the holy Tirtha obtained from the Chief Priest and lo! the animals became horses again. The Pandya hearing this made enormous gifts in gold to make amends.

One Devata, called "Kavutayan" keeps the nightly vigil of the temple. His idol now is installed on a maidan outside the temple on the northwest side. Then t is the story of the famous Vaikom Pachu Moo He was a leper and got rid of his disease through austere bhajan, which he observed day and night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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