Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Whilst we are generally travelling northwards in Kerala, in our very brief exposure to the old temples, let us take one more, small trip down south to Thiruvananthapuram, to visit the Army Ganapathy. This...
The asura, Khara, after arduous prayers, got three Shivalingams from Lord Shiva. He brought them down to Kerala, holding one each in left and right hand and one by his teeth. The Lingam held by his teeth...
The Attukal Bhagawathy temple, one of the very old temples of South India, is popularly known as the Sabarimala of the Women. One of the arguments in favour of not allowing women of reproductive age to enter...
Find a spiritually inclined Malayali and talk to him about 'Palpayasam''; and invariably the discussion will veer to Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna temple. Located just 20 kms south of Alleppey, this Sree Krishna temple is...
As the rains subside, the green fields, valleys and mountains of Kerala echo to the loud chanting of 'Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa'. The very sight of men and children, fresh from an early morning bath, clothed in black,...
In the early and mid-twentieth century, poor Brahmins, orphans and widows used to go to Trivandrum for free meals. They were given two meals free in uttupuras. The most famous uttupura was the one in the Padmanabha...
Mridanga Saileswari Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in Muzhakunnu, Kannur district, Kerala, India. It is one among the 108 Durga temples of ancient Kerala, believed to have been installed by Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The main deity, Mridanga Saileswari, is a...
Trichambaram Temple is a Krishna temple located at Taliparamba in the Kannur district of Kerala, South India. The temple is believed to have got the name from Thiru Shambara or the holy Shambara in reverence to Maharishi Shambara who is supposed to have meditated here. The...
Pisharikavu temple is a centuries-old temple located at Kozhikode. Dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, this shrine is around 30 kilometers away from Kozhikode city. It has two sreekovils out of which one is devoted to Goddess Bhagavathy and...
Valayanad Devi temple, dedicated to Bhagavathy, is situated in Valayanad on Mankavu Govindapuram route in the city of Kozhikode. The temple, which faces north, has four gopurams. The Devi temple at Valayanad has its own distinct identity and is different in several...
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