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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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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 constituents 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 culture.     

The 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 justify the honorific title, is putting in practice many of the imperial customs accompanying the majesty of his sovereignty. 

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About Rajarajeswara Of Taliparamba
The Sovereignty...Pg.1
The Sovereignty...Pg.2
The Priests' And....
The Temple
The Archamurthi...Pg.1
The Archamurthi...Pg.2
The Lord Mourns...Pg.1
The Lord Mourns...Pg.2
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