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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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GURUPAVANAPURA

 
THE JANAMEJAYA EPISODE 

Another legend has a different version, though agrees with the fundamentals of the origin of the Vigraha. It begins - when the celebrated Kuru King Parikshit, the scion of much-famed lunar dynasty died of snake bite, his valorous son Janamejaya performed Sarpayaga to put an end to the whole brood of Nagas. Millions of snakes were burnt, but their wholesale destruction brought him woe - he became a victim of a virulent type of leprosy. All attempts at cure failed. He bewailed. He was advised then to worship the image' of Lord Krishna for sure cure.

Search was instituted at once for securing the powerful idol of Krishna, submerged in the ocean after the exit of Krishna. When efforts were crowned with success due to the invaluable assistance of Brihaspati and Vayu, the Vigraha has installed at this place, found appropriate for such divine image. Janamejaya was cured of his incurable leprosy by his matchless austerity, and long penance he did here. The Pouranic episode cemented the faith of devotees in the Lord; thenceforth ardent devotees are taking vows before the idol to visit the temple again and again to make offerings in token of the relief from dreadful diseases. As there number is on the increase miraculously, it is testifying to the divinity embedded in the Vigraha.  

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About Gurupavanapura
Uniqueness...Pg.1
Uniqueness...Pg.2
The Scantity Of....
Antiquity...Pg.1
Antiquity...Pg.2
The Janamejaya.....
Historicity
The Temple Complex...Pg.1
The Temple Complex...Pg.2
The Prayer Services
Special Poojas And Offerings
Tulabaram
Annaprasana
Chittuvilakku
Vaaka Chaarthu
Udayastamana Puja
Alroopams
Festivals
Utsavam
New Year's Day
Astami Rohini
The Poorna...Pg.1
The Poorna...Pg.2
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