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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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In due course Daruka and Karaka were born to Darumati and Danamati respectively. Darumati being over ambitious, advised her son to propitiate Lord Brahma with great ardour for boons. He did. Brahma granted him invisibility as desired against either by man, beast, Surasura, or weapon of any type, at any point of time. He was infinitely gratified, but Lord Brahma reminded that he was not free from woman. Over jubilant Daruka laughed away saying that no special power was needed to subdue the weak vessels. 

Soon Daruka entered the war theatre and retrieved what was lost by his ancestors. For gods, it opened an era of agony and humiliation when the afflicted poured out their hearts, the six powerful gods - Brahma, Vishnu, Maheswar, Subrahmanya, Yama and Indra created six goddesses and imparted their powers to them before sending to the war field. Alas they were no match to their formidable Daruka, Thereupon, Lord maheswar opened his third eye and created Bhadrakali to meet the situation. Nothing stands against that force. Daruka bit the dust. Soon after danava samhara, Bhadrakali still at the height of fury approached Lord Siva in her frenzied mood. 

To appease and pacify her, Lord Siva created two kids to suckle and cajole her by their charms and pranks. Target missed. Then the Lord began his inimitable Bhujangatrasa nitrya, and that spectacle not only cooled her, but made her the Lord's dancing partner. Kroda was dissolved and Karuna triumphed.

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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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