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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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Roudra has its due place and a commendable merit.  Does it mean that the sway of absolute roudra must be eternal. No, Karunya never to be totally stamped out nor defaced. It has its niche and more adorers, to speak the truth. Moreover, evolved souls and brilliant brains hailed and eulogised it. That is the aspect in which Lord Siva is revealing himself at Vaikom, just a few Km off this Ettamanur. If one stands for mercy, the other for fierceness. 

Both are necessary, rather indispensable. Doesn't the metal coin of any denomination have two sides - obverse and reverse? Both make it valid - legal tender. The Lord of Vaikom is Karunaswarupa - grants all and expects nothing in return, but desires seeing his bhakta well off. He forgets what he has given and what is more, he is accessible with or without, pala, patra, pushpa or thoya. 

But the Lord of Ettamanur is Rudraswarupa, though showers all the needed unhesitatingly, he watches carefully whether the given boon is put to right use or not, and if ever the boon is misused or abused, he uses his Trisula to do what is needed. Now make a list of what else the Lord is treasuring up in his Koil for enabling the adorers live a life of Trikaranasuddi - pure in mind, speech and action. 

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