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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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SRI VADAKKUNATHAN OF TRICHUR

 

Adjacent to this there are idols of Kali and Gopalakrishna, and the visitor invariably sees several cows grazing here, around perhaps justifying the statue of Gopalakrishna. The image of Risabha, Lord Siva's mount is enshrined in a niche, a little away to this. There lies 'Thara' - a raised platform lying to the north-east, where Parasurama dwelt for sometime. Though builder of many shrines, there are not many temples for him, barring one near Trivandrum, hence the extension of soulful prayers to this object. Next comes Nalambalam which has a small opening on the wall. 

Visitors see the dazzling brass Kalasas of the main temples through this without fail, since seeing them through this opening amounts to seeing all the temples in India, according to temple traditions. In the south west corner, there is small but strangely shaped apsidal shrine housing the image of Dharma Shastha. Its uniqueness draws the devotees for Darshan and prayer.

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About Sri Vadakkunathan Of Trichur
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