Now begins the
darsan of the principal deities. Surprise greets the devotee first on entering
the Vadakkunathan Srikoil. The Mahalinga obtained by Parasurama is installed
here facing west, but
due to offering of constant ablisheka with cow's ghee, it is formed into a tall
10-foot-mound. Though it is surrounded by burning oil lamps round the clock and
for centuries, the mound neither melted off, nor lost its shape.
Is it not
Sivamahima? Yes, the Vadakkunathan's eternal miracle! The temple's unique
blessing too. Moreover, one sees neither an insect, nor his nose is assailed by
bad adour. This centuries old ghee is in great demand for making herbal
preparations to cure diseases.