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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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In addition, it is on this day, the deity of Lord Subrahmanya of the famous Udayanapuram temple lying about 3 km comes in procession to meet his father. This Vaikantappan and Udayanapurathappan meet is a grand occasion and is infinitely enjoyed by asthikas. According to belief, it is celebrated in memory of the auspicious moment of Subrahmanyas meeting his father-Lord Siva after his conquest over asuras. 

And it is on this symbolic meeting, the deities of several neighboring shrines come to congratulate the son on his victory, and the father for begetting such a gem of rare brilliance surpassing that of the sun. The meeting of several deities at this temple coming from far off places on gorgeously caparisoned elephants to the accompaniment of Nadaswaram together with thousands of torches speaks volumes of the glory of Vaikkathappan, the presiding deity of Vaikom temple and the nature of veneration extended to him. 

It is estimated that as many as 100 tins of oil is consumed for lighting - up of 300 theevattis-torches during the procession of the 3 km long road. Indeed the grandeur and devotional fervour emerging from the celebration defies description. The devotees offer their mite in coins and enjoy that celestial meet to the maximum. After going round the temple along with the father, the son bids farewell for the day.

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The Temple
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The Archamurthi
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The Father Son Meet
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