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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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The august Sivalinga is quite imposing and measures 5 feet in height. It is installed on a square shaped, two-foot-high beautiful Vedika. This huge, mejestic Linga, when adorned with darling jewels and colorful garlands, looks extremely beautiful and transports the beholders to Kailas for a while, as it were. The glare of several brass lamps burning bright adds exceptional grace and heightens its loneliness. The Lord reveals himself here in three aspects everyday. 

During the mornings, he is decorated as Dhakshinamurthi-the giver of wisdom, and the pujas offered now is called Panthirathi puja. Darsan of this Jnanaswarupa makes the adorers wise and sharp-wined. In the noons, he appears in the form of Kirata - the fabled hunter who tested the might of Arjuna before bestowing Pasupatastra. Those who desire earthly advancement propitiate him with great fervour. Abishekam of any kind is highly desirable. In the evenings he gives darsan as Satchidananda. 

As this form exudes ananda, it is the auspicious moment for submitting long petitions for success of everything. All and sundry throng at this hour. So the temple is always crowded from early morning till late in the evening. As the Lord developed preference for granting liberally all types of boons, the temple has been attracting thousands since the Tretayuga. Moreover, the free meal scheme has virtually converted it into a Dharmasala, and so, the Lord is reverentially addressed as the Annadana Mahaprabhu.

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