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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 TEMPLE COMPLEX 

Strong high compound walls - Prakaras on all sides with two grand, high towers on the eastern and western sides surround the sacred shrine. Crossing the eastern portal, devotees enter the well-decorated Nadappura - Pandal, adorned with a granite slab in the centre, called Balikallu, dedicated to Guru and Vayu, in front of which lies the Dhwaja stambha. It is quite spacious enough to hold thousands of persons congregating at a time for several purposes, like annaprasana, marriages, tulabharam, discourses, entertainments etc. 

The ceiling of the pandal is attractively decorated with the portraits of several gods, prominent being Narasimha, Krishna in several poses, and the painting of elephant Padmanabhan, that served the Lord for long, in a memorable way. There is Koothambalam - a big hall with dais in the southeastern corner meant for entertainment, and in front of it lies a small shrine dedicated to Ayyappa. In the vast courtyard around there are many rooms for several purposes, like stirring, coking, living etc. The Vathilmadam lying opposite the Srikoil is crowded with people doing mediation. Next to it there is a big mandapam. 

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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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