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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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INTRODUCTION

At his magnetic touch, the land became sanctified, atmosphere glorified, people spiritualized, and particularly rulers divinised to the extent of dedicating their kingdoms to the Lord of Lords and accepting the trusteeship as exemplified by the existence of Padmanabhadasas in this sacred land.

Though the abodes of gods are modest in dimensions and sublime in exterior, their interior is so divinising that it electrifies the true Bhaktas without exception. The austerity and piety breaking through the rituals observed and festivals conducted have become such a standard specimen that the highly developed godmen poured out their souls in ecstatic raptures when visited. Here is a gem of panergy coming from no less a person than Gandhiji, the Father of Nation, testifying to their glory and uniqueness. It begins - "I visited temples before in North India, but had not done so in a devout spirit, and they had failed to stir me. But the majestic Kerala temples spoke to me. Every carving, every little image, every little oil-lamp had a meaning for me". Undoubtedly all is due to the alchemy of Bhargavarama. Hats off to this holy land for inheriting, imbibing and implementing, and above all retaining those ennobling traditions, although the western political thought has been making the administrative machinery scrape its exterior a little bit now and then.

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