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Temples For The Triple Sects
Author Thiruvananthapuram....
Kumaranallur.... Thiruvilakku...
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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
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
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Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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This Subrahmanyaswamy temple is one of the oldest of Kerala temples. According to legend this icon was adored ardently by Parasuram. So it bears many vestiges of his magnetic touch. Moreover, it is one of the biggest temples possessing the beautiful image of Lord Subrahmanya, with four. hands.

It was built under strange circumstances, imbued with mystery. It has many plus points like the celebration of boat-race, deemed a great national festival, when the enthusiasm of the people reach the apex performance of Kavadiyattam etc., to speak a few. It came into existence owing to a strange dream of a virtuous Bhaktas. It so happened that a pious devotee dreamt one day that a beautiful icon was lying on a river-bed and it had to be installed in a temple with agamic rituals soon. On waking up, he informed this strange news to the elders. The astrologers and scholars delighted at it, and at once set out in search of it. Enchanted by its beauty coupled with sanctity, they consecrated it in a temple fitting to its stature and sanctity.

Later many festivals common to Murugan temples were introduced. Avani, Chitra, Karthikai, Thai, Dhanurmasas see the temple at it the best with gaiety and piety reaching the zenith.

It is located very close to 'the Chengannur temple in Kerala, accessible by bus.


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