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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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SABARIMALAI

The story is long and characters involved are many. It begins with Dhanu, a powerful asura, who had two sons by name Ramba and Karamba. Both the sons propitiated Lord Agni for grant of unlimited sway over the universes, and began dhirga tapas, Karamba standing in neck deep water, while Ramba in big blazing fire. Apprehending ouster from the result of penance, Devendra taking the form of crocodile killed karambha.

Depressed at the untimely death of brother, Ramba attempted suicide, but it, was thwarted by Lord Agni himself, who appearing asked him to name his desire. Ramba asked for a son who would not be killed by Surasuras, or even manavas in any way. It was readily granted. As he was returning home triumphant, he saw a bewitching she-buffalo. Its form enchanted him. 

He at once turned into a he-buffalo and quenched his Kamadaha, but this was resented by a wild, native buffalo, the son of the soil. So it entered into fray and killed Ramba. But it had a strange ending. Seeing the he-buffalo slain, the chaste she-buffalo died in the funeral pyre.

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