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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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LORD RAJARAJESWARA OF TALIPARAMBA

 

THE SOVEREIGNITY OF THE DEITY

The linga worshipped as Rajarajeswara then is the same linga now found in Srikoil and worshipped by the devotees although the temple built by the king underwent many changes. Centuries rolled by, but its fame waxed with each succeeding century. Srirama in the Tretayuga halted the Pushpaka Viman carrying him to Ayodhya with Sita and part v to offering prayers to the potent Sivalinga. He prayed Lord Parameswar from the spot just opposite the archamurthi which lies now in Mukhamandapa, and called with the sacrosanct name of Namaskara Mandapam. 

To keep up its sanctity, no one is allowed to enter it. As the presiding deity is worshipped as Rajarajeswara, he is enjoying imperial status, conspicuously absent in many similar temples dedicated to Lord Siva. Rituals such as the offering of Naiamrit abhisheka to avail the darsan is a MUST here.

It is in consonance with the belief that the Lord is the emperor of emperors. Aren't the people seeking the audience of the highest dignitary necessarily take with them some sort of present, like Phalam, Patram, Pushpam or thoyam? Normally none is allowed empty-handed. This convention fortifies the claim of the deity for imperial status.

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About Rajarajeswara Of Taliparamba
Uniqueness...Pg.1
Uniqueness...Pg.2
Uniqueness...Pg.3
Antiquity...Pg.1
Antiquity...Pg.2
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
Festivals
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