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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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This shrine where MOTHER Kali is worshipped with boundless devotion is enshrining the image of Kannaki, who with her potent curse burnt the city of Madurai in addition to killing of that unjust Pandyan King instantly; it is this shrine containing a secret chamber treasuring up the material remains of that Mahasadhvi Kannaki, whose sacred name brought undying fame to Cholas, deathless notoriety to the Pandyas and immortality to Cheras; it is this temple's life size wooden image adored as Kati embodying the potent aspect amsas of the six indomitable Gods - Brahma, Vishnu, Maheswara, Subrahmanya, Yama and Indra; it is this temple's image of Kannaki made from the holy stone brought from the Himalayas by Senguttavan and was installed in the presence of mightily imperial monarch; it is this island temple that guided the fortunes of Cheras; it is here the images of Saptamatrukas receiving adoration along with the archamurthi; it is this temple city once enjoyed the status of metropolitan city of the valorous Cheras for centuries; it is this temple that kept its doors open to all castes including panchamas long before the Temple entry legislation came into force; it is here celebrated the famous Cock festival when several thousands of cocks were sacrificed to the Goddess Kali; it is here installed a twelve foot-high kshetrapala's image, a rarity among the Kali temples; it is here the much despised Goddess Vasurimala, the cause of contagious diseases was tamed, and subdued before installation, and it is here the dreadful demon Daruka Was killed by MOTHER Kali, created by Lord Siva with his phalanetra.

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About Mother Kali Of Kodungallur
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
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