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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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TIRUVANANTHAPURAM

HISTORCITY

Although the exact date of its construction is shrouded in mystery, the historical evidence begins 1729 with Maharaja Marthandavarma's infinite munificence that almost drained the state exchequer in a year or two, as a matter of fact. His inimitable thirst for construction and renovation started even before his accession. Soon after his accession, he applied himself to the gigantic task of rebuilding most of the dilapidated portions. The construction of garbha griha along with making of the Lord's icon was given top priority. 

The image, using as many as 1200 salagrams, specially brought from afar moulded into a shape with a particular kind of mortar, made of special compounds and coated with a paste, prepared from molasses and mustard. It was indeed an ace architectural feat unique in conception, combination and construction. And a specimen of the exquisite piece of perfect craftsmanship! This superb huge icon adorned with garlands and dazzling silks with Brahma seated atop the lotus rising from the navel affords a royal banquet to the eyes, and transports the viewers to Vaikunta. 

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