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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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BHAGAWATHI OF GHENGANNUR

ODDITY OF CONSTRUCTION

Mention must be made of certain peculiar constructional features found in the temple, and some of them are deliberately made with motives. The Mukha mandapam, in front of Lord Siva's Koil is purposely built. in a lower level to preventing the occupants from having direct view of the Presiding deity. Another! The Kuttambalam too is built right in front with the same motive of obstructing the direct view of the Lord. 

This is due to unhealthy and malicious intentions of the builder Perunthachan, the celebrated builder deemed to be the Viswakarma of Kerala. When entrusted with the work of building, he arrived here by boat on the. river Pampa. To his great shock he found on the surface of water, flowers, darbha, banana leaves etc. to such large quantity, indicating the countless persons engaged in temple for doing pujas. During his stay, he found the dominance of Nambudris, and there were thousands of families thriving, depending on the temple. 

He purposely introduced certain ominous designs to spell disaster on the Brahmin community. The building of Mukha Mandapam in ,a lower level etc. really brought ruination and thousands of families were reduced to only 20 to 30 in a few years. Was he really profited by such evil intentions? No Retribution came in the form of a sharp, big chisel which slipping from his hand while working atop fell direct on the head of the dearest son, who died at once. And the son as the word went round far surpassed that Viswakarma in work and skill.

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