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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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MOTHER KALI OF KODUNGALLUR

 

ARCHAMURTHI

It is quite interesting to learn that this temple of Kali was dedicated to Lord Siva in the beginning, and later a majestic six foot high wooden image of Kali facing the north was installed. Now both are adored in separate shrines. According to belief this imposing idol was made out of the trunk of a single jack fruit tree. It has eight arms and is holding different kinds of potent weapons. The Kirita adorning her head resembles that of kathakali type and is heightening the grandeur of her awe-some beauty.  She is covered with golden raiment all over excepting hands. 

The dazzling diamond decked necklaces and chains, sparkling by the rays of koil lamps hung up around, enhance her beauty and wring veneration at first sight. It is the same form, she assumed during the war against Daruka - fearful, yet approachable.  It is in this Srikoil, the much venerated secret chamber lies. It is made of a big boulder and supposed to contain in its hollow material remains of Kannaki. Strangely enough it has neither entrances nor windows, but believed to have an underground passage from here which opens at about hundred yards away. 

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About Mother Kali Of Kodungallur
Preface...Pg.1
Preface...Pg.2
Preface...Pg.3
Uniqueness...Pg.1
Uniqueness...Pg.2
Antiquity...Pg.1
Antiquity...Pg.2
Antiquity...Pg.3
Antiquity...Pg.4
The Kannaki....Pg.1
The Kannaki....Pg.2
The Kannaki....Pg.3
The Kannaki....Pg.4
The Temple
The Archamurthi...Pg.1
The Archamurthi...Pg.2
The Archamurthi...Pg.3
Festivals...Pg.1
Festivals...Pg.2
Festivals...Pg.3
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