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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

Before the disappearance of Lord Siva, the infant was informed of his mission-annihilation of Mahishi and the type of life he had to live in the Kingdom of Pandalam for a period of 12 years. A golden bell was hung round his neck to signify perhaps, his divinity and so he was called Manikantha or Manikandhara.

Further, his advent fulfilled the promise of Ayyappa to Vijaya, a righteous Brahmin living in the Pandian country in his past life, who expressed his wish of fathering Dharma Sastha himself when the latter appeared before the former for giving boons. So king Rajasekhara's cup of joy overflowed when he saw Manikanta crying in wilderness. He brought him home with utmost hubilation, but the scenario of his own palace reacted into a different way. 

His queen who was pining for a child, though received him with boundless affection, she turned a venomous serpent when she gave birth to a son, whom she wanted to make heir to the throne. Natural! Rajasekar's infatuation for the queen was so hopeless, that it made him blind against the ill-treatment meted out to Manikanta. Twelve years passed.

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