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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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Seeing the unusual beauty of that highest divinity, Bhishma prayed in such ecstatic rapture that it is adorning the literature with a unique grace. He welcomed Krishna to severe his head, since he knew that death at the hands of Bhagavan is nothing but instant salvation. Just then Arjuna rushing to Srikrishna appealed to withdraw, for it was his duty to fight, and Krishna's to drive the chariot as agreed upon in the beginning. If krishna were to kill, both of them would become laughing stock for not keeping up their word, though they were the only fittest persons. 

The form of the jumping Krishna from chariot with Sudarsan in his hand is captivating and that very same form is captured in the archamurthi of this temple. The singularity of the situation ended in granting of the boons as desired by Arjuna and Bhishma - withdrawing from the sense as Arjuna prayed, and death of Bhishma. Hence the belief that praying to this Mulavirat ensures certainty of fulfilling of desires. And it proved true in almost all cases. hence the unending streams of Bhaktas who surrender themselves at the sacrosanct feet of the Lord to guide the chariot of their life sans pitfalls as it did in the case of Arjuna.     

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