[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


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
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

TIRUVANANTHAPURAM

THE PULAYA EPISODE

Yet there is one more legend tracing the origin of the temple. According to it there was a primeval forest in the' area, where the present temple stands. Amidst that thick forest, there lived then a Pulaya, engaged in agricultural occupations. One day his wife heard by chance the cry of a baby of divine appearance and unusual charm. The babe was so lovely and splendid in countenance that she dared not touch it without bath. Finding none to fed nor claim it, she suckled the babe and left it under the shade of a green tree for sometime. When she came back, ah! What did she see there? She could not believe her eyes; for, she found a five - headed serpent sheltering the babe with its five-hooded form, from the hazing heat of the sun.

When the wonder ceased, she communicated this miracle to her neighbours. It reached the king of Travancore in no time. Deeming the place very auspicious, he ordered a temple to be built at the exact spot. And it slowly gained popularity on account of the miracles demonstrated by the presiding deity and boons showered on the adorers. Whatever may be the origin, however the place was spoted, and through whomsoever it was brought to light, one thing is certain, it was the place most dear to Srimannarayana, and fittest for tranquil repose and leisurely relaxation. And the Lord is like an incarnation of Kalpa Vriksha - granting everything to the genuine supplicants.

Back ] Up ] Next ]

About Tiruvananthapuram
Uniqueness...Pg.1
Uniqueness...Pg.2
Uniqueness...Pg.3
Antiquity...Pg.1
Antiquity...Pg.2
Antiquity...Pg.3
Bilwas...Pg.1
Bilwas...Pg.2
The Pulaya...
Historicity...Pg.1
Historictiy...Pg.2
The Temple...Pg.1
The Temple...Pg.2
Marthanda Varma's...Pg.1
Marthanda Varma's...Pg.2
Festivals...Pg.1
Festivals...Pg.2
Festivals...Pg.3
A Bird's Eye...
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.