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The Kovils Of Kerala
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Tiruvananthapuram Bhagawathi Of Chengannur
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimalai Lord Siva Of Ettamanur
Annadana Prabhu Of Vaikom Mother Raja Rajeswari Of Chottanikara
Mother Kali Of Kodungallur Kutalamanikyam
Sri Rama's Temple - Triprayar Sri Vadakkunathan Of Trichar
Gurupavanapura The Kozhikode Tali
Tiruvil Wamala Lord Raja Rajeswara Of Taliparamba
Lord Krishna Of Trichambram Tiruvangad Perumal Temple
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

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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ANNADANA PRABHU OF VAIKOM

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THE TEMPLE COMPLEX

Entering through the eastern Mahadwara, one sees the Anakottai - elephant shed first. Its fore is so spacious that it accommodates several elephants to stand in rows during Utsavas and annual festivals. The 317 foot-tall gold-plated flag staff gleams next into sight and elevates his soul. The temple tank lies adjacent to the Uttupura - the feeding shed. 

There are some peepal trees in the vast courtyard. A mini-temple enshrining the Goddesses Vanadurga lies to the southern tower of the temple, and is called Pananchikkal. She is venerated with great fervour; for, she has had a grand strange story.

It is said that during the days of Vyagrapada Maharshi, there came some calamity to the people by a certain Yakshi - a Kshudra devatha, who during her nocturnal rounds terrified humans and beasts alike with her dreadful form. The afflicted sought the help of Maharshi Vyagrapada, who in turn supplicated lord Ganesh for benign intervention to warding off the disaster.

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