Sublimity seems bending its head in shame at the simplicity
stationed in him. He is the very blessedness from whom springs up equanimity
and tranquility. He resents ostentation and shuns pomp, the indispensable
of regality and exalted status. To keep himself off their glow and
glitter, perhaps, he preferred the inaccessible and unaffordable highest peaks for his
residence. But to see him adorning dazzling diamond decked. crown to match
with the shimmering silks covering from throat to feet, staggers comprehension.
The very thought seems absurd. It is fantastic and incredible. None reconciles with such form, nor readily approaches him for a look, much less adoration. But
there is one holy place, where he is appearing as the emperor of emperors, and
lo! is receiving imperial honors too. He is hailed as Rajarajeswara, and is
exercising sovereignty unlimited. It is in the holy temple at Taliparamba.
Needless to prolong that it is in Kerala. The genius of Kerala
has created several uniques and wrested many trophies in the realm of religion.
This unique tradition tops the list of creditable innovations introduced in
temple at Taliparamba is quite unique in enshrining that compassionate incarnate
in the form of Rajarajeswara and observing rituals befitting his exalted
position. This temple, perhaps to be in tune with the status of the Lord and
the honorific title, is putting in practice many of the imperial customs
accompanying the majesty of his sovereignty.