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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

Despite dinning into the ears over yugas that perfect equality and unhindered freedom in matters of worship alone ensures harmony in society, it is neither practiced nor encouraged. Hence decadence. Out right. But this all-adorable Ayyappa cult, built upon the very ruins of that sadly neglected factor has become instrumental in such phenomenal growth that none but itself can lay claim for equality. Hats off to the reformer.

The strength and secret of its unprecedented popularity lie in the core of ritual code it prescribed and injunctions it set for the prospective Ayyappa. They are, in fact, simple and sublime, pressing neither self-mortification, like fasting or doing penance for years, nor depletion of the hoarded money on yagnas or abhishekas etc. 

This is another principal factor for its rapid dissemination and ever swelling dimensions. Astounding it sounds that the number of Ayyappas visiting the sacred Hills has crossed millions in a very short period of, say three or four decades.  "How" and "Why" takes us to the origin of this cult, and its method of, initiation for constant propitiation of that Dharma Sastha, revealing himself in meditation posture in his august abode, atop the Sabarimalai.

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