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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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KUTALAMANIKYAM

 

THE LEGEND OF KUTALAMANIKYAM

And this Lord Bharata is popularly known as Kutalamanikyam. It has an interesting story embedded in folk - lore literature, and is held in high esteem. As the belief goes, once on a particular day, the forehead of the image emitted lustrous light. Its blazing brightness attracted all the adorers assembled then for worship. The excited asthikas began guessing about the origin of that extraordinary luminosity. They could not. Are God's ways lo simple comprehend? Do they admit easy interpretations? How else could God makes himself acceptable and adorable, if not through such miracles? One among the congregated Bhaktas volunteered to get the brightest Manikyam in possession of the Raja of Kayamkulam for comparison and identification of the source. He succeeded to get that much valued Manikyam and took it near the image. And lo! as a soon as the Raja's Manikyam was brought near this image, strangely enough it merged into the forehead of the Moolavirat. Efforts to remove it failed, but it heightened their devotion and cemented faith in the Lord. As the lustrous brightness of the deity increased due to the merging of the Raja's Manikyam, the deity came to be known as Kuttalamanikyam - combination of Manikyams, or Manikayms, joined together. 

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About Kutalamanikyam
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Pujas And Festivals
Brinjal Naivedyam...Pg.1
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