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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 SIVA OF ETTAMANUR

ANTIQUITY

The awe-inspiring history of the temple dates back to the Tretayuga; and its glory originates from the inexhaustible devotional springs of Khara - demon though served that indomitable wicked Ravanabrahma, he was a Sivabhakta of an exceptional type. Being a domineering general with unprecedented commandership he was rewarded with a large territory in Dandakaranya. 

And was related to Ravana through his father. His ardent devotion reached the point of consummation with obtaining several boons from Lord Siva, propitiated at Chidambaram at the instance of his Preceptor Malyavan. Among the boons blessed with, three Siva lingas take precedence over others - they were big in size and grand in appearance. 

For taking them home, he adopted an odd method-carried one in each hand, and the third in the mouth. When felt tired on the way he alighted at the spot, where the Vaikathappan Kovil stands now. After a while, he lifted it but failed. He found Vyagrapada Maharshi passing that way while repenting over the predicament. Realising his spiritual wealth, he entrusted to him the holy work of installing the sacred Sivalinga. 

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