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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 RAJARAJESWARI OF CHOTTANIKARA

 
The procedure at the Bhadrakali Alayam has one or two more extras. The Bhadrakali by assuming fierce aspect and raising voice drives the spirit once for all, and it is signified by the falling of victim unconscious. There is another practice of driving nails by the victim into the paala tree grown on the north side of the shrine for relief. And it is done at the instance and guidance of the priest. 

The victim drives one or two nails into the paala tree hitting them with fist or head against them. In some cases the priest enjoins the offering of Guruthi - a solution made out of turmeric and lime water to the deity. Normally those who hanker after material objects and worldly prosperity offer this. 

There is heavy rush for this offering, and one has to book for it in advance; moreover it is offered only on Tuesdays and Fridays. Devotees carry this Guruthi home for burying it in the four corneas of their dwelling to ward off the visitation of evil forces.

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About RajaRajeswari Of Chottanikara
Uniqueness...Pg.1
Uniqueness...Pg.2
Uniqueness...Pg.3
Antiquity
The Episode Of Kannapan...Pg.1
The Episode Of Kannapan...Pg.2
Emergence Of Devi....
Devi Rewarding....Pg.1
Devi Rewarding....Pg.2
The Temple Complex
The Archamurthi...Pg.1
The Archamurthi...Pg.2
The Archamurthi...Pg.3
The Archamurthi...Pg.4
Sastha's Role
The Story Of Yakshi...Pg.1
The Story Of Yakshi...Pg.2
The Story Of Yakshi...Pg.3
The Story Of Yakshi...Pg.4
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