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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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ARANMULA PARTHASARATHI

 

HISTORICITY

According to legend, this sacred image of Srikrishna worshipped now in the Srikoil was installed by asamanasura Arjuna was at Nilakkal, but was brought here under extra-ordinary conditions. According to belief, the Pancha Pandavas visited Kerala temples during their pilgrimage after making Parikshit as the emperor of Bharat. Gratified at the sublimity pervading the entire Parasurama kshetra, they decided to install each a deity at places of their own choice. Accordingly they installed temples at Someswaram, lvarmatm, Kottakurussi etc. All on the banks of the river Pampa. Arjuna chase Nilakkal for enshrining the image of Parthasarathi, as it was that form alone blessed them with spectacular victory. They did. The Nilakkal of those days was sparsely populated. 

The scarcity of water and attacks by Marava marauders posed eternal threats to their existence. So they made an exodus: Being theists, they carried the idol with them wherever they went. Lord Krishna, pleased with their devotion led them on the banks of Pampa in the guise of a brahmachari and at long last selected the present Aranmula as the ideal place for their permanent settlement. As they carried the idol in a raft made of six bamboo pieces to this place; it went by the name of Aranmula 'aaru' being six and 'mula' meaning bamboo in Malayalam language. Later, it stick on to it, despite growing in all directions with many changes including transport.     

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About Aranmula Parthasarathi
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Parthasarathi Fed By...Pg.1
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The Snake Boat...Pg.1
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