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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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ANTIQUITY

Its past embodying a divine glow and spiritual eminence begins in the Tretayuga. Khara is the protagonist in the great drama played here. Me was a danava, holding a formidable post in the kingdom of Lanka, ruled by wicked Ravanabrahma, who lent ineffable charm to the great epic Ramayana. But Khara was different from his earthly boss. Being an ardent Sivabhakta of extraordinary theistic leanings, he travelled all the way to Chidambaram to propitiating Nataraja - the All compassionate Cosmic Dancer. 

When his austerities and deep penance pleased the Lord most, he granted the boons asked for, besides blessing him with three rare resplendent Sivalingas. When transporting posed a problem to him, he adopted a novel, yet pious method - carried two lingas, one each hand, and the third one in mouth! An arduous task indeed. As he held them thus in his aerial flight for long, he grew tired and desired rest for a while. 

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