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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

 

SASTHA'S ROLE

In the Dharmasasta shrine, the modus operand adopted for driving out of the spirit differs slightly. Here the nails are driven into the pillars of the temple instead of the paala tree as in Bhadrakali Alayam. His coming to the temple and getting this honorific joyous job has an interesting background. According to the legend, once MOTHER Rajeswari went in procession to Moppazhur on the regular work of getting para-offering of paddy by the cultivators of temple lands. On the way some Nasthikas created troubles to the following Bhaktas and the temple officials. 

The Moppazhur Nambudri scenting further harassment on the return trip, sent Dharma Sasta, his family deity to give escort to the precisionists. All went well, and later he settled down here itself in the service of the MOTHER deeming it a special privilege to be with her. A separate shrine was built and the dignified office of exorcist was assigned to him. Here he is revealing as Grihastha - married man, with his two wives-Purna and Pushkala on the right and left sides.

Another object worthy of veneration is the sacred platform called pavizhamallithara, where it appears, the MOTHER was found first and seen by the Pulaya woman. Visitors adore this too. The place that lures the Bhaktas next is the Siva shrine lying to the South-west of the temple. The images of Nagadevatha and a yakshi are installed here, besides Lord Siva.

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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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