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Vishnu Mayam Jagat
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Temples Of India
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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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Tiruvallaval - Kolappiran Ambalam

This ancient Vaishnava kshetra has the unique distinction of the archamurti - Kolappiran being installed by Bhagawan Krishna Himself. It is variously called as Tiruvelli and Tiruvillavar. And it established certain traditions appearing to be quite strange, but seen through the eyes of the patrons, they are justified. Here is found the image of Chakrathalvar installed, a rarity in the Kerala temples. Another rare tradition is - Vibhuti is given as prasad like in Sivaalayas. And the rarest among them is the barring of women into the sanctum. Women standing outside offer prayers to the Lord Rolappiran, and he is extremely generous in answering their calls and showering boons liberally. The Goddess is called Vatsalya Valli, and she is equally dear to the bhaktas. The Moolavar in standing posture gives darsan and the superb decoration with flowers and jewels gives a rich feast to the eyes. And He is facing east. The temple, a typical Kerala architectural model is grand though dimensions are of modest type. This archamurti liberated Ghantakarna and he was blessed with the vision after austere tapas. The temple Pushkarini is named after him - Ghantakarna thirtha. The Vimana is called Chaturangakola. Among the Alwars, Tirumangai and Nammalvar offered Pasuramala to this Lord, eulogizing the glory of this kshetra. Agamic puja is offered and annual festivals are celebrated with great pomp and splendour.

It lies 15 km off Chenganur, a famous temple town of Kerala, accessible by bus.


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