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Siva Temples In Kerala
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Taliparamba Guruvayur
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Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
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The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
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Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
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Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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ERNAKULAM - ERNAKULATHAPPAN AMBALAM

It begins with Devala, an asramite of commendable austere life, serving an illustrious sage-seer living on the slopes of the Himalayas. While collecting flowers one day for regular worship, he found a serpent near a bush. Frightened of evil consequences, if left alive, he killed it. The Guru knowing his impetuous act, cursed him. In consequence, his head turned into serpent's hood. So was called Nagarshi. When prayed for mercy with streaming eyes, his Guru said that he would get original form with deep meditation and Siva Panchakshara mantra japa. Nagarshi following the advice went on a pilgrimage to worship Maheswar in several holy places across the country. He was advised in his dream by Lord Siva Himself that he would find a Sivalinga in Bahularanya, the self-same one made by Arjuna out of earth to offer prayers to Him after defeat at His hands in the guise of Kirata. And he would be redeemed at a place where the linga would get stuck up while carrying it. As said, he found it and started carrying it. In a jungle near a seashore tank, he was pelted with stones by boys due to his strange shape. To escape from them, he hid himself in a bush for one full night. In the morning, when he restarted his further pilgrimage, the Linga got stuck up and could not be moved. He decided to lift it with due prayers after bath. He got down into the tank but never came out of it. He reached Kailas with the infinite mercy of Siva, as he was redeemed of his curse. The tank came to be called Rishinagakulam afterwards. The city that developed around the Sivan temple now goes by the name of Ernakulam, the corrupt form of Rishinagakulam - the tank into which Nagarshi entered and disappeared.

It lies in the state of Kerala and one of the big cities having all facilities.

 

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