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Siva Temples In Kerala
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KOTTAYAM - TIRUNAKKARA MAHADEV AMBALAM

The highly popular Siva Ambalam visited by thousands of citizens of Kottayam and yatris from all parts of India is centrally located in the town of Kottayam. It was built by the royal family of Tekkumkoor, and has an enchanting legend. According to story, the king was an ardent devotee of Vadakkunathan of Trichur and was visiting monthly once, invariably. During his old age, he felt it impossible to withstand the rigour journey, so prostrating before the Lord, and with tear stained eyes he uttered that death would be preferable to living, if his failing health would not permit his further visits to the temple: In the same night, Lord Siva appearing in hisdream consoled him, saying that He would Himseof abide in Tirunakkara hill where the present temple stands now.

Later, when some farmers were ploughing the land on the slopes of the hill, their hoe struck against a hard black stone.  Along with cracking sound there started red liquid oozing out.  On examinations it was found to be a Sivalinga and further hoeing threw up the image of a bull, the Siva,s promise in his dream.  The linga was duly installed with agamic rite.  Regular worship was introduced and the devotional fervour mounted higher and higher as many more miracles occurred in the lives of true devotees.  The temple having received the royal patronage was embellished with many wood carvings and beautiful paintings on the walls.  

This lies in the Kottayam town-- a great cultural centre of the kerala State.  It enjoys all conveyance facilities.

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