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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

BILWASMANGALA SWAMY EPISODE

There is another version popular in this region. Although it is identical - much in common with the story of Daivakara Muni regarding the finding of the recumbent form of the Lord, it differs in certain respects. This generally accepted version substitutes the popular Bilwamangala Swamiji for Dwaraka Muni and attributes the glory of the temple to his extra ordinary spiritual powers. 

It begins the Swamiji was a great Krishna Bhatka and his austure life was a modello Vaishnavates. His routine prayers and meditation were of a superior type - he used to absorb himself in meditation for hours. Once his dhyana samadhi was disturbed by a comely kid in shorts all the articles of worship were scattered with great noise. 

It caused him annoyance. He opened his eyes to chastise, but where was that chubby cheeked mischievous naughty boy? Disappeared! Swallowing the anger, he again sat in meditation. Yet once again, the same disarraying of articles and the same crashing sound. Incensed highly, he gate a blow to the child without even opening his eyes. Heard he then to his shock, "I will not see you hereafter; if you want, you can see me only in the forest of Ananta". The Swamiji only then realized that it was Sri Krishna who annoyed him twice. At once he ran in search of his Daivam. For days and days. His long search took him through forests and plains, but the goal was not sighted.

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