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Siva Temples In Kerala
Index Trivandrum
Chengannur Ettamanur
Vaikom Kozikode Tali
Taliparamba Guruvayur
Trissur Kottayam
Kuduthuruthi Trippakudam
Kottarakkara Ernakulam
Major Sections
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
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
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
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

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Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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TRISSUR - VADAKKUNATHAN AMBALAM

The Archamurtis

After pradakshan, begins the darsan of the principal deities. Surprise greets the devotee first on entering the Vadakkunathan Ambalam. The Mahalinga obtained by Parasurama is installed here facing west, but due to offering of constant abhisheka with cow's ghee, it is formed into a tall 10-foot-high mound. Though it is surrounded by burning brass oil lamps round the clock and for centuries at it, the mound neither melted off, nor lost its shape. Is it not due to Sivamahima? Yes, the Vadakkunathan's eternal miracle!! The temple's unique blessing too!!! Moreover, one sees neither insect, nor his nose is assailed by bad odour. This centuries - old ghee is in great demand for making herbal preparations to cure diseases. The ghee abhisheka being the Lord's favourite, devotees offer it with due prayers. Behind this is situated the Mother Parvathi's shrine. The icon is made of wood and faces east. Its beauty draped in glittering jewellery and colourful garlands enthrals the devotees. The twostoreyed t ample for Sri Rama is located to the south end of this A mbalam. It is facing west, like that of the Lord Siva's shrine. The icon of Sri Rama is quite majestic with four hands adorned  with Sudarsana Chakra, Sankha, Koumodaka and a fully blossomed Tamara. Abhisheka with oil alone is offered unlike ghee in the Vadakkunathan shrine. The idol laden with colourful garlands and shining gold ornaments appears extremely radiant, lit by the flickering oil lamps around.

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