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Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Dakshineswar (near Kolkata), West Bengal 

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Kedarnath temple, Kedarnath, Uttarakhand 

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Lord Kalabhairaveshwara Temple , Adichunchanagiri Math (95 Km from Bangalore ), Karnataka 

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Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Temple , Dharmasthala (75 kms from Mangalore), Karnataka 
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Sri Krishna Temple , Guruvayur, Kerala 

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Sri Shantadurga temple, Ponda, Goa 

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Suchindram Temple , Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.. 

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Sri Madhuru Madananteshwara Siddivinayaka Temple , Madhur (50 kms from Mangalore), Kerala 

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Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 

The best part of the temple is the huge idol of Lord Vishnu sleeping over the snake is turning into gold(it weighs almost 700 kg)! It is believed that when Mahmud of Ghazni invaded India in the middle ages, the people of the then kingdom invented a black coating which would not wear out even by the strongest chemicals. They coated the large idol with this so that the plunderers won’t come to know that it’s made up of gold. they were unable to remove the coating after the invaders left. But recently, in the past 10 yrs or so the coating is finally wearing out little by little. 

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Sri Virupaksha Temple , Hampi, Karnataka 

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Sri Venkateswara Temple , Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh 

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Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple , Mangalore, Karnataka 

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Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple Corridor, Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu 


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Sri Ranganathaswamy Kovil ( Temple ), Srirangam (Near Trichy), Tamil Nadu 

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Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareswarar ThiruKovil, Madurai , Tamil Nadu 

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Shore Temple , Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 

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Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple , Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 

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Brihadeeshwar temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. 

The Gopuram of this Temple does not cast any Shadow. Also the Vimaanam (top of the gopuram) of this temple is made of one Single Stone. 

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Nataraja Temple , Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu 

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Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamivari Temple , Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh 

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Sri Kalahastheshwara Temple, Kalahasti, Andhra Pradesh 

The Only Hindu Temple in the world which is opened even during Lunar and Solar Eclipses as the Graha Doshas do not effect this Temple . 
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Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple , Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu 

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Arulmigu Sarangapani Temple - Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu 

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Tiruchendur Sri Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam, Tiruchendur, Tamil Nadu 

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Sri Sharadamba Temple , Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri (101 km from Mangalore), Karnataka 

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Sri Hoysaleshvara Temple , Halebidu (Near Hassan), Karnataka 

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Sri Chennakesava Temple , Belur (Near Hassan), Karnataka 

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Chamundeswari Temple , Chamundi Hills, Mysore , Karnataka 

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Sri Krishna Mutt/Temple, Udupi (60 kms from Mangalore), Karnataka. 

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Murudeshwara Temple , Murudeshwar (165 km from Mangalore), Karnataka. 

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Temples of Kerala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The list of the Temples of Kerala, district wise.[1][2]

Contents

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·         1 Thiruvananthapuram

·         2 Kollam

·         3 Pathanamthitta

·         4 Alappuzha

·         5 Kottayam

·         6 Idukki

·         7 Ernakulam

·         8 Thrissur

·         9 Palakkad

·         10 Malapuram

·         11 Kozhikkode

·         12 Wayanad

·         13 Kannur

·         14 Kasaragod

·         15 References

[edit]Thiruvananthapuram

§  Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

§  Pazhavangady Maha Ganapati Temple

§  Sreekanteswaram Shiva Temple

§  Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple

§  Kurumkalam Bhagavati Temple

§  Kovilvila Bhagavati Temple

§  Attukal Temple, Attukal

§  Ananthan Kaavu South Street, Trivandrum

§  Vikasbhavan Hanuman Temple

§  Janardana swami temple,Varkala

§  Sivagiri, Kerala - Sarada Matt and Samadhi of Saint and Social Reformer Sri Narayana Gurudevan .

§  Sarkara Devi Temple

§  Venkatachalapathy Temple, Trivandrum

§  IrumKulangara Durga Devi Temple, Manacaud,Trivandrum

§  Sree mahadevar temple thirupuram

§  Puthukulangara Sree Bhadrakali Templewww.puthukulangaratemple.org

§  Vishunupuram Temple Perumpazhuthoor, Neyyattinkara 25 K.M from Thiruvananthapuram

§  Sree Durga Devi Temple, Melaranoor,Karamana,Trivandrum

§  Vaikam Sree Durga Devi Temple, Kadakavoor,Trivandrum

§  Shangumugam Devi Temple, Shangumugam,Trivandrum

§  Thaliyadichapuram Sree Mahadeva Temple, Nemom

§  Palkulangara Devi Temple, Palkulangara

§  Vellayani Major Bhadrakali Temple, Vellayani

§  Manacaud Sastha Temple, Manacaud

§  Karikkakom Devi Temple, Karikkakom

§  Mithranandapuram Trimoorthy Temple, Westfort

§  Pazhanjira Devi Temple, Pazhanjira

§  Parassala Mahadeva Temple, Parassala

§  Sree Krishna Swamy Temple, Neyyattinkara

§  Trivikrama Mangalam Temple, Thamalam

§  Parakkovil, Thirumala

§  Konchiravila Devi Temple, Konchiravila near Attukal

§  Thozhuvankode Bhadrakali Temple, vattiyoorkavu

§  Koopakkara Madom, South Street, Trivandrum

§  Sree Varahom Maha Vishnu Temple, Sree Varahom, Trivandrum

§  Major Thonnal Devi Temple, Pallippuram

§  Thaliyal Mahadeva Temple, Trivandrum

§  Arakathu Devi Temple, Edagramam, Trivandrum

§  Sree Parasurama Temple, Thiruvallom, Trivandrum

§  Azhimala Temple, Kovalam, Trivandrum

§  Sree Appooppan Kovil, Palkulangara, Trivandrum

§  Ulloor Subrahmaniya Swami Temple, Ulloor, Trivandrum

§  Edappazhinji Bala Subramaniya Swami Temple, Sasthamangalam, Trivandrum

§  Udiyannoor Mudippura, Maruthamkuzhy, Trivandrum

§  Kanthalloor Mahadeva Temple, Valiyachalai, Trivandrum

§  Thycaud Sastha Temple, Thycaud, Trivandrum

§  Melamcode muthu mariyamman Templemelamcode, Trivandrum

§  Karakkamandapam siva Templekarakkamandapam, Trivandrum

§  Karumom maha vishnu TempleKarumom,Trivandrum

§  Nemom siva TempleNemom, Trivandrum

§  Nemom Genapathy TempleNemom,Trivandrum

§  Vedivechankovil amman TempleVedivechankovil,Trivandrum

§  Pappanamcode Chamundi Devi TemplePappanamcode,Trivandrum

§  Pappanamcode Madathil Devi TemplePappanamcode,Trivandrum

§  Kaimanam Vishnu TempleKaimanam,Trivandrum

§  Thennoor Sastha TempleVellayani,Trivandrum

§  Kaani Siva TempleVellayani,Trivandrum

§  Kunnampara Subramaniya TempleKunnampara,Trivandrum

§  Aruvikara Siva TempleAruvikara,Trivandrum

§  Eruvaikonam Devi TempleEruvaikonam,Temple

§  Nelliyodu Devi TempleNelliyodu,Trivanrum

§  Karamana Subramaniya TempleKaramana,Trivandrum

§  Karamana Maadan TempleKaramana,Trivandrum

§  Neeramankara Siva TempleNeeramankara,Trivandrum

§  Karamana Muthu Mariyamman TempleKaramana,Trivandrum

§  Chenthitta Siva TempleChethitta,Trivandrum

§  [Kesavapuram Sreekrishna Swami Temple Maruthankuzhy, Trivandrum-30.

§  Karamana,Mannadi Shiva Temple, Trivandrum.

§  Thiruvarattu kavu Temple, Attingal

[edit]Kollam

§  Sree Mangalathu Mahalekshmi Temple[3],Punthalathazham, Kollam-kannanalloor

§  Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathi Kshethram

§  Sree Indilayappan Temple,pullamala,kottarakara

§  Sri Indilayappan Temple,Marayikkodu, Kottarakara

§  Pattazhi Devi Temple

§  Kavalayil Devi Temple,Pathanapuram

§  Keechapallil Devi Kshetram, Iverkala

§  Sree Mahaganapathi Temple, Iverkala

§  Hanuman swamy Temple, Vendar, Kottarakkara

§  Aryankavu Sastha Temple

§  Achankovil Sastha Temple

§  Pulimukham devi temple, Thazhava

§  Trimurti Kshetram, Thevalapuram

§  Trikkonnamarkode Sri Durga Devi templeThalavoor

§  Oachira Temple

§  Ammachiveedu Muhurthi

§  Anandavaleeswaram Temple, Cutcherry

§  Chattampi SwamiSamadhi and Tripurasundari Kshetram, Panmana

§  Kadakkal Devi Temple

§  Kodimoottil Sri Bhadrakaali Temple

§  Kottarakkulam Sree Mahaganapathy Kovil, Kollam

§  Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple,Thamarakkudi

§  Vayalil Thrikkovil Mahavishnu Temple

§  Kulathupuzha Ayyappa Temple Kulathupuzha

§  Kadamancode Mahadeva Temple Kulathupuzha,Anchal

§  Kadakkal Devi Temple, Kadakkal

§  Thrikkadavoor Mahadeva Temple , Kadavoor

§  Thrippanayam Devi Temple , Panayam , Perinad

§  Major Sri Subrahmanyaswamy Temple, Panmana, Chavara

[edit]Pathanamthitta

§  Palliyarathalam Bhadrakali Kshethram, Nedumprom East, Thiruvalla

§  Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa temple, Sabarimala,Pathanamthitta

§  Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, Malayalappuzha,Pathanamthitta

§  Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Aranmula,Pathanamthitta

§  Sree MahaGanapathy Temple, Panniyali,Omalloor, Pathanamthitta, Kerala

§  Perunad Sri Dharmashastha Temple,Perunad, Pathanamthitta

§  Kadammanitta Devi Temple, Kadammanitta,Pathanamthitta

§  Poovallil sree mahadevi temple,vakayar,konni

§  Puthenkavil Bhagavathy Tempe, Kurampala, Pandalam

§  Sree Vallabha Temple

§  Thumpamon Vadakkumnatha Temple[2]

§  Valiyakoickal Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Pandalam

§  Pandalam Mahadeva Temple, Pandalam

§  Gurunathanmukadi Sree Ayyappaguru Temple, Kaipuzha

§  Pattupurakkavu Bhagavathy Temple, Pandalam

§  Kaviyoor Mahadevar Temple

§  Thazhoor Bhagavathy Kshetram(Temple) atVazhamuttom,Pathanamthitta

§  Chakkulathukavu Temple, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta

§  Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple,Kodumthara,Pathanamthitta

§  Rektha Kanda Swamy Temple, Omallur,Pathanamthitta

§  Vettoor Aayiravillan Temple,Vetoor,Pathanamthitta

§  Sree Krishna Swamy Temple, Kozhencherry,Pathanamthitta

§  Sree Bhuvaneswary Temple, Valamchuzhy,Pathanamthitta

§  Mezhuveli temple

§  Panayannarkavu

§  Pattambalam

§  Pattupurakkavu Bhagavathi temple

§  Rektha Kanda Swamy Temple, Omallur

§  Muringamangalam Mahadeva Temple, Konni

§  Madathil Bhagavathykavu Temple, Konni

§  Puthiyakavu Temple, Iravon, Konni

§  Thrikkovil Sree Padmanabha Swami Kshetram

§  Thrippara Shiva

§  Thrikkalanjoor Sree mahadeva Temple,Kalanjoor

§  ValiyakoikkKshetram

§  Pazhakulam Punthalaveetil Temple

§  Puthiyakavu Devi Temple,Ayroor

§  Sreenarayanapuram Temple, Manakala, Adoor

§  Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Adoor

§  Trichenda Mangalam Mahadeva Temple, Peringanad, Adoor

§  Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Chennampallil, Adoor

§  KARANDAYIL SREE BHADRA DEVI TEMPIL, mangaram ,pandalam (By Rajesh Puthan purayil)

§  Thirualumthuruthil Bhagavathy Temple,Alumthuruthy,Thiruvalla

§  Puthenkavu Bhagavathy Temple,Nedumprom,Thiruvalla

§  Putheyakavu Bhagavathy Temple,konni ayravon

§  'anikkattilammakshethram',anicadu, mallappallyhttp://www.anikkattilamma.com

§  Ammummakavu Devi Temple , Parakode North - Chiranickal

§  Ezhamkulam Devi Temple , Ezhamkulam

§  Muloorkulagara Devi Temple - Parakode North

[edit]Alappuzha

§  Adichicavu Devi Temple,Pandanad, Chengannur

§  PadanilamParabrahma Temple, Padanilam, Mavelikkara

§  Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Ambalappuzha

§  Kalarkode Mahadeva Kshethram, Kalarkode

§  Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Mavelikkara

§  Harippad Subramanya Swamy Temple, Haripad

§  Mannarasala Temple, Harippad

§  Sree Krishna Temple, NangiarKulangara

§  Mahadeva Temple, Chengannur

§  Koratti Mahadevar Temple, Mannar, Alappuzha

§  Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple, Alappuzha

§  Narasimhamoorthy Temple, Thuravoor, Cherthala, Alappuzha

§  Karthyayini Devi Temple, Cherthala

§  Varanad Devi Temple, Varanad, Cherthala

§  Velorvattom Sree Mahadeva Temple, Cherthala

§  Kadambanadu Devi Temple, Cherthala

§  Kandamangalam Devi Temple, Kadakkarappally, Cherthala

§  Padinjare Kottaram Sastha Temple, Kadakkarappally, Cherthala

§  Nagamkulangara Mahadeva Temple, Vayalar, Cherthala

§  Evoor Sreekrishnaswamy Temple

§  Valiyakulangara Devi Temple

§  Sreekrishnaswamy Temple, Mavelikkara

§  Gosalakrishna swamy Temple, Thiruvanvandoor, Chengannur

§  Kandiyoor Mahadeva Temple, Mavelikkara

§  Panayannarkavu Temple, Mannar, Alappuzha

§  Kattuvallil Ayyappa Temple, Mavelikkara

§  Thazhakkara Sree Subramanya Swamy Temple, Mavelikkara

§  Balasubramanya Swamy Temple, Cheriyanad, Chengannur

§  Puthiyakavu Devi Temple, Mavelikkara

§  Vettikkode Sree Nagarajaswamy Temple, Mavelikkara

§  Thruppuliyoor Sree Krishna Temple, Puliyoor, Chengannur

§  Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, Prayikkara, Mavelikkara

§  Pattambalam Devi Temple, Mannar, Alappuzha

§  Saraswathi Temple, Thattarambalam, Mavelikkara

§  Thiruvairoor Mahadeva Temple, Chunakkara, Mavelikkara

§  Dharma Sastha Temple, Thakazhi, Alappuzha

§  Chakkulathukavu Temple, Nerettupuram, Alappuzha

§  Koyppallikarazhma Temple, Olakettiyambalam, Mavelikkara

§  Narasimha Swamy Temple, Mattom, Mavelikkara

§  Thripperumthura Mahadevar Temple, Chennithala, Mavelikkara

§  Anaprambal Dharmasastha Temple, Thalavady, Kuttanad

§  Panayil Devi Temple, Nooranad, Mavelikkara

§  Cheriyapathiyoor Devi Temple, Pathiyoor, Kayamkulam

§  Padayanivettom Devi Temple, Vallikunnam, Mavelikkara

§  Pandavarkavu Devi Temple, Muthukulam, Kayamkulam

§  Sreedharmasastha Temple, Pullukulangara, Kayamkulam

§  Vethalan kavu Mahadeva Temple, Kappil East,Krishnapuram,Kayamkulam

§  Gananpathi Kovil Madam, Kayamkulam

§  chamakkavu Devi Temple, Vettiyar, Chengannur

§  Vettikode Nagarajaswamy Temple, Mavelikkara

§  Karingattukavu Devi Temple

§  Kunnathoor Devi Temple

§  Kuttikattu sree bhadra kali devi temple

§  Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple

§  Cherukara Siva Kshethram

§  Palliyara Kavu Devi Kshetram,Vettiyar, Mavelikkara

§  Sree Devikulangara Bhagavathi Temple,Puthupally,Kayamkulam

§  Saraswathy Temple, Thattarambalam, Mavelikkara

§  Sree Ponnuruttu Durga Devi Temple,Pullukulangara,Kayamkulam

§  Sree Kottayathukavu Bhagavathy Temple,nannadu,Thiruvanvandoor,Chengannur.

§  Pazhaveed Sree Bhagavathy Temple, Pazhaveedu, Alleppey

§  Malimel Temple, Kurathiad, Mavelikkara

§  Sreekrishnaswamy Temple, Pallarimangalam, Mavelikkara

§  Dhanvanthary temple, Puthiyakavu, Mavelikkara

§  pathiyamkulangara sree bhagavathi temple vadackal Alapuzha

§  Mannasseril kudumbam pathiyoor(East) Kayamkulam

§  Pennukkara Devi temple Chengannur

§  Kuthiravattath Dharma shasta Temple Chengannur

§  Neduvaramcode Mahadevar temple Chengannur

[edit]Kottayam

§  Mahadeva Temple, Ettumanoor

§  Mahadeva Temple, Vaikom

§  Vazhappally Maha Siva Temple, Changanassery

§  Mahadeva Temple, Kaduthuruthy

§  Chirakkadavu Sree Mahadevar Temple

§  Ezhumanthuruthu Poonkavil Devi Temple

§  Morkulangara Devi Temple, Changanacherry

§  Panachikkadu temple

§  Perunna Subrahmanya Swami temple, Changanacherry

§  Pundareekapuram temple

§  Thrikodithanam Mahavishnu Temple, Changanacherry

§  Thrippakudam

§  Adithyapuram - Sun Temple

§  Kumaranalloor Devi Temple

§  Mahadeva Temple, Thirunakkara

§  Chozhiyakadu Sreekrishna swami Temple

§  Ganapatiyar Kovil, Kanjirappally

§  Madhura Meenakshi Temple, Kanjirappally

§  Mahadeva Temple, Tidanadu

§  Aimcombu Parekkavu bhagavathy Temple

§  Koottummel Devi Kshrethram

§  Kidangoor Subrahmanya Swami temple

§  Thiruvarppu Srikrishna Swami Temple

[edit]Idukki

§  Ayyappa Swamy Temple, Vazhathope

§  Srikrishna Swamy Temple, Thodupuzha

§  Kanjiramattam Sri Mahadeva Temple,Thodupuzha

§  Karikkode Sri Bhagavathy Temple Karikkode, Thodupuzha

§  Uravappara Sri Subhrahmanya Temple(Malayala Pazhani) Thodupuzha

§  Annamala Nathar TempleKarikkode, Thodupuzha

§  Muthaliyar Madam Temple Thodupuzha

§  Thachukuzhikavu Annapoorneswari-Bhadrakali-Navagraha Temple Thodupuzha

§  Sri Narasimha Swami Temple Manakkadu, Thodupuzha

§  Nellikkavu Bhagavathi Temple Manakkadu,Thodupuzha

§  Alppara Sri Uma-Maheswara TempleChittoor, Thodupuzha

§  Kaippilli kavu Sri Durga - Sri Bhadra TemplePeriyambra, Thodupuzha

§  thrikkekkunnu Mahadeva Temple Vazhithala, Thodupuzha

§  Sri Krisha Swami TempleKolani, Thodupuzha

§  Amaram Kavu Sri Durga Temple Kolani, Thodupuzha

§  Puthuchirakkavu Sri Bhadra Kali TemplePurappuzha, Thodupuzha

§  Moozhikkal Bhagavathi Temple Arikuzha, Thodupuzha

§  Puthukkulam Nagaraja Temple Manakkadu, Thodupuzha

§  Chakkulathukavu UmaMaheshwara Temple{Ezham Mile,Kolapra,Thodupuzha}

[edit]Ernakulam

Sree Poornathrayesa temple

§  Ernakulam Shiva Temple, Ernakulam.

§  Dakshina Mookambika Temple North Paravur

§  Aluva Manappuram Shiva Temple, Aluva

§  Chakkankulangara Temple, Tripunithura

§  Gowreeshwara Temple,Cherai

§  Chottanikkara Temple

§  Chittoor Sree Krishnaswamy Temple

§  Eravikulangara temple

§  Sree Narasimha Swamy temple, Kadungaloor, Aluva

§  Mahaganapathy temple, Kalamassery

§  Kannankulangara Temple, N. Paravoor

§  Karppillikkavu Sree Mahadeva Temple

§  Kurumbakkavu Bhagavathy Temple Edathala

§  Nadakkavu Temple

§  Mahadeva Temple, Ernakulam

§  Paramara Devi Temple, Ernakulam

§  Pavakkulam Temple, Ernakulam

§  Makaliyam Sreeramaswamy Temple,Irimpanam,Tripunithura

§  Perunninakulam Temple, Near Hill Palace, Tripunithura

§  Puthiyakavu Devi Temple ,Puthiyakavu,Tripunithura

§  Puzhakkarakkavu Devi Temple, Muvattupuzha

§  Sree Perumthrikkovil Narasimha Swami Temple, Ramamangalam

§  Sri Krishna Swamy Temple, Ravipuram

§  Sree Balakrishna Swami Temple, Kuzhuppilly

§  Sree Venugoplakrishna Swami Dewasthan, Chendamangalam

§  Thiruvairanikkulam Temple

§  Thiruvamkulam Mahadeva Kshetram, Thiruvamkulam

§  Thrikkakara Temple

§  Thrikkara Temple

§  Vellorkunnam Mahadeva Temple, Muvattupuzha

§  Ameda Temple, Ameda

§  Attippuzhakkavu Bhagavathy Temple, Aluva

§  Sree Krishna Garuda MahaVishnu Temple, Chemmanadu,Thiruvaniyoor

§  mahadeva kshetram peruvaram,N.paravur.

[edit]Thrissur

(See also Hindu temples in Thrissur Rural)

§  Guruvayur Temple

§  Vadakkunnathan Temple

§  Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

§  Ammathiruvadi Temple,Urakam

§  Annamanada Mahadeva Temple, Annamanada

§  Anthi Mahakalan Kavu,Chelakkara

§  Arattupuzha Sree Sashta,Arattupuzha

§  Arattupuzha Temple,Arattupuzha

§  Achanthevar Temple,Koorkenchery

§  Asokeswaran Siva Temple

§  Aykunnu (Pandavagiri) Bagavathy Temple,Venginissery

§  Bhuvanewari Temple,Cherpu

§  Chembukkavu Bagavathy Temple

§  Changarayil Narasimhamoorthy Temple, Cherpu

§  Chathakudam Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

§  Chembuthara Kodungallurkavu Temple

§  Cherpu Bhagavathy Kshetram

§  Chirattu Mahadeva Temple, Venginissery

§  Chiravarampathukavu Bhagavathi Temple

§  Choorakkattukara Shree Ayyappan Kavu

§  Chovalloor Siva Temple,Chovalloor

§  Durga Devi Temple,Nedupuzha

§  Elavally Bhagawathy Temple

§  Hidumban Kovil, Cherpu

§  Irattachira Siva Temple

§  Kainoor Shiva Temple

§  Kanimangalam Sastha Temple, Kanimangalam

§  Kannankulangara Mahavishnu Temple

§  Kariattukara bhagavathy Temple

§  Karthiayani Temple, Ayyanthole

§  Kattakampal Bhagavathy Temple

§  Kodalur Krishna Temple, Cherpu

§  Koodalmanikyam Temple,Irinjalakuda

§  Sree Kandeswaram Shiva temple , kandeswaram , Irinjalakkuda.

§  Koorkenchery Maheswara Temple

§  Kozhimaan parabu Devi Temple,cheruthuruthy

§  Kuttankulangara Sri Krishna Temple

§  Kuttumuck Sri Mahadeva Temple

§  Kurumali Kavu Temple

§  Kuzhikattiri Sastha Bagavathy Temple, Venginissery

§  Laloor Baghavathy Temple

§  Mammiyoor Mahadeva Temple, Mammiyoor

§  Madavapuram Temple,Chiyyaram

§  Mekkavu Bhadrakali Temple, Cherpu

§  Mithranandapuram Vamanamoorthy Temple,Cherpu

§  Mithunappally Shiva Temple, Palace Road

§  Mithrananthapuram Mahavishnu Temple,Cheruthuruthy

§  Mudapilavu Mahavishnu Temple, Chiyyaram

§  Mudavara Temple

§  Neythalakaavu Temple

§  Olarikkkara Bhagavathy Temple

§  Pallisery Bhagavathy Temple

§  Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple

§  Parakkottukavu Devi Temple

§  Sree Parappukavu Bhagavathy Temple

§  Paambumakattu Nagaraja Temple

§  Panamukkumpally Sastha Temple

§  Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple

§  Pookkattikkara-Karamuk Temple

§  Poonkunnam Seetha Ramaswamy Temple

§  Poonkunnam Siva Temple

§  Ramapuram Temple,Cherpu

§  Sankarankulangara Bhagavathy Temple

§  Shatrughna swamy Temple, Payammal

§  Sreesatha Temple,Kanimangalam

§  Thayamkulangara Subramanyaswami Temple

§  Thiruvaanatt Sree Krishna Temple

§  Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple

§  Thiruvanikkavu temple,Machad - Wadakkanchery

§  Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple

§  Thiruvullakkavu Sree Dharma Sastha Temple,Thiruvullakkavu

§  Thottipal Bhagavati Temple, Thottipal

§  Trikkur Mahadeva Temple

§  Triprayar Sree Rama Temple

§  Vailikulangara Bhagavathi Temple

§  Valiyalukkal Bagavathy Temple

§  Veliyanoor Bagavathy Temple

§  Lakshmimarasimhamoorthy Temple, Kolassery -Veliyanoor

§  Uthralikkavu Temple,Vadakkanchery

§  Vilwadrinatha Temple,Thiruvilwamala

§  Viyyur Siva Temple

§  Venganellur Maha Deva Temple - Chelakkara

§  Cherumukku Sree Mahavishnu Temple, Cherumukku , Thrissur.

§  Sree Kuttamkulangara Mahavishnu Temple, Poonkunnam , Thrissur.

§  Poonkunnam Sree Mahadeva Temple , Poonkunnam , Thrissur.

[edit]Palakkad

§  Thiruvalayanadu Bhagavathi Temple, Kottappuram

§  Sree Guruvayoorappan Temple, Pattambi, Palakkad

§  Kaithali Temple, Pattambi, Palakkad

§  Pariyanempatta Bhagavathi Temple, Kattukulam, Mangalamkunnu

§  Vayilyamkunnu Bhagavathi Temple, Katampazhipuram

§  Sree Ramaswamy Temple, Karimpuzha, Sreekrishnapuram

§  Brahmeeswaran Temple, Palakkad

§  Pookottukavu Bhagavathi Temple, pookottukavu

§  Njangattiri Bhaghavathi Temple, Pattambi, Palakkad

§  Kodarmanna Mahavishu Temple, Punchapadam

§  Punnamparambu Bhagavathi Temple, Manampatta

§  Thalayanakkad Siva Temple, Thalayanakkad

§  Tekkekalam Erinjupuraan Temple, Perumudiyoor, Pattambi, Palakkad

§  Cherplery Siva Temple, Punchapadam

§  Chellakara

§  Chinakkathoor Temple

§  Karimpuzha Sree Ramaswamy Temple

§  Kodikkunnu Bhagavathy Temple

§  Manapullikavu

§  Mangottu Kavu Temple

§  Meenkulathi Temple

§  Pariyanempatta Bhagavathi Temple

§  Sri Nellikulangara Bhagavathi temple

§  Valliya Aarattu - Karnaki Amman Temple

§  Vayilyamkunnu Bhagavathi Temple

§  Viswanatha Swamy Temple, Palakkad

§  Parakkat Bhagavathi Temple, Kavassery, Palakkad

§  Sree Kurumba Bhagavathi Temple, Pudussery, Palakkad.

§  Sree Nedunganaattu Muthassiyar Kaavu Temple, Muthuthala, pattambi, Palakkad

§  Mathur Mannampulli Bhagavathy Temple,Mathur,Palakkadhttp://www.mathurkalibagavathy.com

§  Ayappan kavu Temple,Kottayi

§  Ardanariswara ksetram ,Kottayi

§  Shivan kovil ,Kottayi

§  Narashimha temple,Kottayi

§  Kachmakuruchi Temple, Kollengode

§  Peringottu Kavu Bhagavathi Kshetram, Elavanchery

§  Arakkurussi Udayarkunnu Bhagavathy Temple,Mannarkkad

§  Azhokotha Mahadeva Kshetram, Kuzhalmannam, Palakkad

§  Kalikavu Bhagavathi Temple, Mathur Kizhakkethara

§  Dakshinamoorthy (Lord Shiva) Kshethram, Mathur Kizhakkethara

§  Kadappurambathu Kavu Baghavathy Temple at Ongallur

§  Mavundiri Bhaghavathi/Vishnu Kshethram, Mavundiri , Palakkad

§  Mulayankavu Bhaghavathi Temple, Kulukkallur, Palakkad

§  Sree Chenganamkunnu Bhaghavathi Temple, Kondoorkara, Pattambi

§  Sree Panniyur Varahamurthi Mahakshetram , Panniyur Thrithala.

§  Sree Malamalkavu Ayyappakshetram, Thrithala.

§  Sree Thirumittakkode Anchumoorthi Kshetram,Nhangattiri, Pattambi.

§  Sree ongallur Ganapathi Kavu, Ongallur , Pattambi.

§  Sree Cherunallisserry Kavu Bhagavathi Temple, Pulappatta, Palakkad

[edit]Malapuram

§  sree Vailassri kurathikkottayil Kaalimuthappan kavu, Nilambur

§  Thirumanthamkunnu Temple, Malappuram.

§  Hanuman Temple,Alathiyur.

§  Devi Temple,Kadampuzha.

§  Thrikkavu Temple.

§  Thirunavaya Temple.

§  Sree Saligrama Temple,Areekode.

§  Vasudevapuram, Tavanur.

§  Kattuptthoor Siva-Vishnu kshethram, Pathiricod

§  Kottakkal Venkitathevar

[edit]Kozhikkode

§  Lokanarkavu Temple

§  Thali Mahadeva Temple, Kozhikkode

§  Azhakodi, Thiruthiyad

§  Pisharikavu

§  Payattu Valappil Sreedevi Kshatram.Quilandy.

§  Valayanad devi temple.

§  Parassinikkadavu Temple, Muthappankavu.

§  Kuttiyattu paradevada temple.

§  Muthappan kavu

§  Thiruvachira temple

§  Uravankullam temple

§  Benglavu Devi Temple

§  Chalappuram Sreekrishna Temple

§  Azchavattam Shiva Temple

§  Memunda Madam Temple

[edit]Wayanad

§  Mazhuvannur Maha Siva Kshethram

§  Thirunelli Temple

§  Valliyoorkav

§  Valliyoorkkavu

[edit]Kannur

§  Payyannur Sree Mahavishnu-templo, Annur, Payyannur

§  Cherukunnu Sree Annapoorneswari Temple

§  Cherukunnu Kavinisseri Someswari Temple

§  Cherukunnu Kunnin Mathilakthu Shiva Temple

§  CherukunnuOthayammadam Bhagavathi Temple

§  CherukunnuOthayammadam Subrahmanya Swami Temple

§  Cherukunnu Mungam Ayyappa Swami Temple

§  Iritty Sree Moolothumkunnu Bagavathi Temple

§  Iritty Keezur Mahadeva Kshetram

§  Iritty Edavoor Shiva Kshetram

§  Kalliasseri Manakulangara Saraswathi Temple

§  Kalliasseri Kandanthally Sree Krishna Temple

§  Pappinisseri Okcidenta Sree Ŝivaa Templo

§  Pappinisseri Aroli Sree Vadeswaram Shiva Temple

§  Pappinisseri Aroli Chittothidam Temple

§  Pappinisseri Aroli Nadacheri Kavu

§  Pappinisseri Aroli Kalloori Kavu

§  Pappinisseri Kolathu Vayalile Kavu

§  Pappinisseri Keecheri Sree Palottu Kavu

§  Kooveri Vallikkadava sreputiia bhadavatitemplo

§  Kadalayi Kadalayi Ambalam

§  Kunnathoor Padi

§  Madai Vadukunda Shiva Temple

§  Madayi Kavu

§  Edakkad Mahavishnu Temple

§  Muthappan Temple,Parassinikkadavu

§  Oorpazhachi Kavu

§  Rajarajeshwara Templo

§  Sree Andalurkavu

§  Sree Ramaswami TempleThiruvangad

§  Trichambaram-Temple

§  Valluvan Kadav Sree Muthapan

§  Peralasseri temple

§  Chala Bhagavathi Temple

§  Parakhoth Ganapathy Temple

§  ankampedika mukilotukavu

§  velamsri Maha ganapati temple

§  arimbra subrahmania sŭami temple

§  morazha siva temple

§  kalarivatukal Devikshetram

§  sundaresŭara temple

§  palikunumokambika temple

§  mamanam temple

§  neliiarkottam- ozhakrom

§  kapotukavu

§  madakulangarakavu-kalliassery

§  kanjirangadudanŭandaram temple

§  Keezhara Koolom Bhagavathy Temple

§  Edappara Chamundi Bhagavathy Temple

§  Vayathoor Kaliyar Kshethram - Panthottam

§  Muchilottu Bhagavathi Kavu - Keezhara

§  Thrichambaram-srekrishna temple -Thaliparamba

§  Subrahmanya sŭami temple -payyanur

§  Trikkool Siva temple -Ezhome

§  Kurinji Poomalakkavu-Payyanur

§  Vaidyanatha temple -Kanirangad

§  Karippal-nagam

§  Arangam-siva temple -alakkode

§  Kottiyoor mahadeva temple

§  Vadukunna siva temple -Payangadi

§  Raghavapuram- temple (Hanumarambalam)

§  Mamanikkunnu-mahadevitepmle

§  Muchilottu-kavu-Karivellur

§  Neeliyar-kottam-Mathamangalam

§  Kunnathur-padimutapan temple

§  Payyavur Siva temple

§  Chuzhali-bhagavati temple -Chuzhali

§  Vadakke-kavu-Pattuvam

§  Kundathin-kavu-Payangadi

§  Kottanacheri- temple -Vellur

§  Mahavishnu- temple -Chengalayi

§  Mahavishnu- temple -Ramapuram, Payangadi

§  Ayyappan-kavu-Athiyadam

§  Muchilottu-kavu-Kottila

§  Palottu-kavu-Keecheri

§  Malliyottu-palotukavu-Kunjimangalam

§  Veerachamundi- temple -Kunjimanagalam

§  Aneekkara pomala bhagavati templeKunjimanagalam

§  Maakkam-bhagavati temple -Kunjimanagalam

§  Aivar-paradevata temple -Ezhome

§  Sankaranarayana temple -Ramanthali

§  Olayambadi-srekrishna temple

§  Kannadiparamba Sree Sharmasastha Temple - Kannadiparamba

§  Kannadiparamba Sree Siva Temple - Kannadiparamba

[edit]Kasaragod

§  Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kumbala

§  Kanila Shree Bhagavathi Temple

§  Madhur Temple

§  Nileshwar Muthappan Madappura

§  Sree Madiyan Koolom Kshethra Palaka Temple

§  Mahalingeshwara temple adoor

§  Mallam Durga Parameshwari Temple

§  Shree Durgaparameshwari Mahakali Kashi Kala Bhairaveshwara Temple Korakkodu, Kasaragod

§  Srimad Anantheshwar Temple, Manjeshwar

§  Sree Chakrapani Temple,Thrikkaripoor

§  Kinavoor Edam Sree Kiratheshwara Temple,Neeleswaram

§  Thaliyil Sree Neelakandeswara Siva Temple,Neeleswaram

§  Maniyanthatta Sree Maha Vishnu Temple,Periye

§  Periyokki Sree Gowri Shankara Temple,Periye

§  Kuthyala Sri Gopalakrishna Temple Kudlu

§  Chandragiri Sree Sastha & Thrikannad Thrayambakeswara Temple Thrikannad

§  Kanippura Shree Gopalakrishna Temple

§  Shree Udaneswara Temple Peradala#Upaprathistas:Shree Sastha,Shree Kukshi Sastha (Kuttichathan)

§  Sree Melmathilai Maha Siva Temple, Pilicode

§  Mannanpurathu Kavu (Chathayamangalam Temple)Nileshwaram

§  Shiva mangalam sri sadashiva temple

§  Sree Veerabadra Temple, V V Nagar(kulam busstop) cheruvathur

§  Bhagavathi temple, kuttamath, Cheruvathur

§  Shree Mahavishnu Temple,Kidenji, Badiadka, Peradala

§  Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Panjukavu

§  Udayamangalam Sree Mahavishnu Temple, Uduma

§  Sree Mukhya Prana Temple, Inside bekel fort

§  Shree Mahavishnu Durga Parameswari Sastha Temple, Mundol

§  Sree Veerabadra Mahamaya Temple,Bengara

§  Shree Kotta Veeranjana Mallikarjuna Temple, Arikkadi

§  Sree Uma Maheswara Swami Temple, Delampadi

§  Sree Mallikarjuna Temple, Kasaragod

§  Sree Varadaraja Venkatarama Temple, Near kasaragod railway station

§  Kunnummel Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Kanjangad town

§  Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, Athiyempur, Kanjangad

§  Sree Madathinkeezhu Kshethrapalaka Temple, Nileswaram

§  Koltom Sree Vettakkorumakan Temple,Nileswaram

§  Rayamangalam Bhagavthy Temple, Piralacode

§  Kottacheri Kunnummel Sree Vishnumoorthy Temple, Kanjangad

§  Thiroor Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Thiruvakoli, Palakunnu

§  Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple, Palakunnu

§  Parakila Maha shiva temple, Parakkila, Madhur

§  Kayilveedu Ambelar Tharavadu, Near Kuthyala gopalakrishna temple kudlu, R.D.Nagar

[edit]References

1.     ^ [1] Kerala-History

2.     ^ Tourist Guide to Kerala By Motilal (UK) Books of India, Various, V. Subburaj

3.     ^ http://mangalathutemple.com

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwSupcUTmEI&feature=player_embedded

Maha Shivaratri Special - 15 minute long musical-visual-tour of the 275 Shiva temples
01/03/2011 08:37:42  Courtesy: Kanniks Kannikeswaran 

Meditative music for Shivaratri 2011 with a pictorial tour of 275 temples visited and sung by poets of the 1st millennium. Explore this legacy legacy which is largely unknown outside of Tamilnadu.
Accompanying this vsual tour is a rendition of the svarakshara pradhana svarajati 'Nilakantha Vamadeva' in Kalyan composed by Kanniks Kannikeswaran and rendered by Vidita Kanniks.

Rathotsavam at Thiruvidaimaruthur on 19-01-2011

 

19 Jan. 2011

 

Dear and Respected Friends,

Sivaya Namaha.   Namaskarams.


With the Grace and Blessings of both Gurus and Iswara, the Chariot - Festival
 [Rathotsavam] of  Sri Mahalingaswami  was conducted at Thiruvidaimaruthur on Wednesday, the 19th January, 2011 with aesthetic grandeur and devotion.

Thousands of people gathered at the Main Ratha Manatapam on the East Car Street
 around 10-00 A.M. and after Puja, started pulling the New, Big and Magnificent Chariot amidst loud chants of  'Madhyarjunesvara'  'Mahalinga' .

The Chariot, which started its first Yatra with Lord Sri Mahalingaswami's Utsava-Murthi on its top, majestically passed through the four Ratha-Veedhis  [the four car streets], and reached its destination  [i.e. the starting point], around 10-15 P.M.

En route, hundreds of people were waiting with Flowers and Fruits for offering to the Lord,
 who was riding a brand new chariot after a gap of 77 long years.  Among the Devotees, there were at least half a dozen Octogenarians, who had last seen the old big Ratha,passing through their street in the year 1933.  None of them attempted to wipe the tears of joy  from their eyes.   They were overwhelmed and could barely convey their Pranams and  Thanks to Pujyasri Swamiji, who, with unsurpassable grace, could fulfill their dream of seeing their Beloved Lord on a Magnificent New Chariot!

With the benevolent consent of the 23rd GuruMahaSannidhanam of Thiruvavaduthurai
 Adheenam, the construction of the Main big chariot was undertaken and completed as planned and it is proposed to start the work on the other four Chariots shortly.

We gratefully recall your kind support to this holy project  and pray to the Almighty Lord to Bless you with more strength to further participate in this sacred culture reviving project, which aims at preservation of our rich Spiritual Traditions.


Please open the attachments to see the photos of the Maiden Ratha Yatra.

With warm regards and best wishes,
K.Rajagopal.
Trustee & Treasurer.


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Title Temple consecration rituals in ancient India. Text and archaeology
Author Slaczka, Anna Aleksandra
Issue Date 4-Oct-2006 
Publisher Research School CNWS, Faculty of Arts, Leiden University
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Type Doctoral thesis
Abstract The present dissertation concentrates on the study of construction rituals of the Hindu tradition, with special attention to the prathameshtakaanyaasa (the laying of the first stones), the garbhanyaasa (the placing of the consecration deposit) and the muurdheshtakaanyaasa (the placing of the crowning bricks). The basis for the study is formed, on the one hand, by Sanskrit texts on architecture and ritual, dating from ca. the 7th to the 15th centuries AD, and, on the other hand, by the archaeological material. The chief textual source is the Kaashyapashilpa, a South Indian treatise on art and architecture and ritual, usually dated 11 – 12th century AD. Three chapters from the Kaashyapashilpa, which deal with the three aforementioned construction rituals, have been critically edited, translated and provided with a commentary. In order to answer the questions whether construction rituals mentioned in the ancient Sanskrit treatises were ever performed and if so, whether they were performed according to the textual prescriptions, the information given by the Sanskrit texts have been compared with the material traces of construction rituals originating from various regions of South and Southeast Asia.

Inhalt
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION. 1
1.1 General introduction. 1
1.2 Terminology. 6
1.2.1 What is a relic? 6
1.2.2 Why do I prefer not to use the term 'ritual deposit'? 8
CHAPTER 2: CHARACTER, AUTHORSHIP, DATE OF THE KASYAPASILPA. 9
2.1 Kasyapasilpa - a Silpasastra or an Agama? 9
2.2 The Kasyapasilpa and the Amsumad. 10
2.3 The Kasyapasilpa and Kasyapa. 13
2.4 The supposed date of the Kasyapasilpa. 15
CHAPTER 3: SOME REMARKS ON THE PRESENT EDITION OF THE THREE RITUAL CHAPTERS FROM THE KASYAPASILPA. 17
3.1 Previous editions and unpublished manuscripts of the Kasyapasilpa. 17
3.2 Editorial notes. 18
3.3 The presentation of the text, the critical apparatus and the translation. 21
3.4 Overview of the sources used for the edition. 22
3.5 Common errors in the manuscripts of the Kasyapasilpa. 24
3.6 Unusual grammatical and stylistic forms in the Kasyapasilpa. 25
CHAPTER 4: THREE CHAPTERS FROM THE KASYAPASILPA: EDITION, TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY. 29
4.0 Manuscripts and transcripts used in the edition. 29
4.1 The placing of the first bricks (prathamestaka) on the basis of the Kasyapasilpa: text, translation and commentary. 32
4.2 The placing of the consecration deposit (garbhanyasa) on the basis of the Kasyapasilpa: text, translation and commentary. 73
4.3 The placing of the crowning bricks (murdhestaka) on the basis of the Kasyapasilpa: text, translation and commentary. 113
4.4 Analysis of the ritual structure of the prathamestaka, garbhanyasa and murdhestakâ on the basis of the Kasyapasilpa. 152
4.4.1 Prathamestaka. 152
4.4.2 Garbhanyasa. 155
4.4.3 Murdhestaka. 158
4.4.4 Concluding remarks. 161
CHAPTER 5: BROADER TEXTUAL CONTEXT: THE PRATHAMESTAKA, GARBHANYASA AND MURDHESTAKA RITUALS IN THE RELATED TEXTS. 163
5.1 Introduction. 163
5.2 The similarities. 165
5.3 The differences. 167
5.3.1 The differences determined by the geographical origin of the texts. 167
5.3.2 The differences determined by the religious affiliation of the texts. 168
5.3.3 The differences between the ritual and the architectural texts. 170
5.3.4 Minor differences between the texts. 171
5.4 Concluding remarks. 172
CHAPTER 6: THE FUNCTION AND MEANING OF THE GARBHANYASA, THE PRATHAMESTAKANYASA AND THE MURDHESTAKANYASA AS EXPRESSED BY THE TEXTUAL SOURCES. 175
6.1 The garbhanyasa. 175
6.2 The prathamestakanyasa and the murdhestakanyasa. 186
CHAPTER 7: THEORY VERSUS PRACTICE: TRACES OF CONSTRUCTION RITUALS IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA. 189
7.1 Material traces of construction rituals in India. 189
7.1.1 Characteristics of the consecration deposits installed during the prathamestaka, garbhanyasa and murdhestaka rituals according to the textual sources. 189
7.1.2 Consecration deposits excavated in India. 194
7.2 The accounts of witnesses of construction rituals. 198
7.3 Material traces of construction rituals outside India. 199
7.3.1 Archaeological finds, discovered outside India, bearing similarities with the prathamestaka ceremony as described in the texts. 200
7.3.2 Archaeological finds, discovered outside India, bearing similarities with the garbhanyasa ceremony as described in the texts. 204
7.3.3 Archaeological finds, discovered outside India, bearing similarities with the mûrdhestaka ceremony as described in the texts. 213
7.4 Consecration deposits discovered in Buddhist structures. 214
7.5 Concluding remarks. 216
TABLES. 223
Table 1. 224
Table 2. 225
Table 3. 226
APPENDIXES. 229
Appendix 1: List of Abbreviation. 231
Appendix 2: List of Sanskrit texts describing the prathamestaka. 232
Appendix 3: Index of the technical terms. 235
Appendix 4: Catalogue of the archeological finds. 237
Reference list. 327
Primary sources. 327
Secondary sources. 330
Index. 347
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§  Wat

Cambodia

§  Angkor Wat, near Siem ReapCambodia

§  Silver PagodaPhnom Penh

§  Wat PhnomPhnom Penh

[edit]Laos

§  Pha That LuangVientianeLaos

§  Wat Xieng ThongLuang Prabang

[edit]Thailand

Main article: Thai temple art and architecture

§  Bangkok

§  Wat SuthatBangkokThailand

§  Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

§  Wat Ratchanadda

§  Wat Phra Kaew

§  Wat Aru

§  Lanna (Northern Thailand)

§  Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepChiang Mai

§  Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai

§  Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai

§  Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai

§  Wat Phrathat Doi TungChiang Rai

§  Wat Phra That Lampang LuangLampang

§  Wat PhuminNan

§  Other regions

§  Wat Phra Pathom ChediNakhon Pathom

  

Panchabhuta temples

Thiruvanaikaval temple (Tamil Nadu)

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Thiruvanaikoil is a beautiful small urban village at Tiruchirappalli district ('Trichy', 'Thiruchirapalli', 'Tiruchinopoly', 'Tiruchi') in Tamil Nadu of Southern India. Thiruvanaikoil is also familiarly known as Tiruvanaikoil, Tiruvanaikaval, Thiruvanaikaval, Thiruvanaika, Thiruanaikaa. Thiruvanaikoil is around 3 Kms away from the heart of Trichy city and adjacent to Srirangam another small historic town and one of the holy places in India. Thiruvanaikoil and Srirangam are in the banks of river Cauvery. Literally these two places form an island, surrounded by river Cauvery and river Coleroon.

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This ancient temple dedicated to Shiva (Jambukeswara) and Parvati (Akhilandeswari) is one of the foremost Saivite shrines in Tamilnadu. This large temple celebrates Shiva as Jambukeswara, an embodiment of the element water and is often referred to as Appustalam and is hence one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalams the other four being Tiruvannamalai (fire), Chidambaram (Space), Kanchipuram (Earth) and Kalahasti (Air) respectively. The Sri Jambukeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and has five concentric walls and seven gopurams. It is built around a Siva lingam partly submerged in water that comes from a spring in the sanctum sanctorum. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple. The complex was built in the same time when Sri Ranganathaswamy temple was also built.

The presiding deity is Lord Siva as Kalahasteeswarar. The Siva Linga here is one of the five supreme Lingas representing the five elements (Panchabutha Lingams): water (appu), fire (tejas), air (vayu), ether (akash) and earth (prithivi). The Linga form in Kalahasti is believed to represent vayu. Even today the flame placed in Garbhagraha inside the temple flickers indicating the presence of the wind while there is no entry of wind to disturb the flame. The air is just sufficient to breathe in. This according to a belief is the existence of Shiva in the temple.

According to the legend there was once a forest of jambu trees in the place of modern Tiruvanaikka. Nearby was a tank called Chandratheertha which was filled by water from the river Cauvery. Lord shiva appeared as a Lingam under one of the trees. The lingam came to be called the Jambulingam. Due to a curse, two of the shiva ganas Pushpadanta and Malyava, were born in the forest as a white elephant and as a spider. The elephant worshipped the Lingam with flowers and with water brought in its trunk. The spider too worshipped the Lingam, spinning out a web over the Lingam to prevent leaves of the tree from falling on it. The spider's web appeared to be unclean for the elephant and it destroyed the web.

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This lead to big clash between the two and ultimately resulted in their death. Lord shiva granted Mokshaa (salvation) to both. The spider was born in a royal Chola family as the great king Ko Chenkannan who built about 70 temples (Maadakovils) including the temple of Jambukeswarar at Tiruvanaika. Because the king remembered about his earlier birth, he built the temples in a such way that no elephant can enter the sanctum sancotrum and come near the Sivalingam.

The temple at Tiruvanaikaval is a big one covering an area of about 18 acres with high walls and gopurams on all the 4 sides. The temple has 5 prakarams. The main sanctum sancotrum (the 5th prakaram) can be reached by entering a series of Gopurams (Towers). The shrine for female deity Akilandeswari is situated in the 4th prakaram.

Theerthams: There are nine Theerthams (Holy Water Points) near this temple.

Sreemath Theertham
Rama Theertham
Chandra Theertham
Agni Theertham
Indira Theertham
Akasthiya Theertham
Jambu Theertham
Surya Theertham
Brahmma Theertham

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Chidambaram – Ambalavaanar Temple ( Tamil Nadu)

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Chidambaram is one of the foremost Saivite shrines;  the very name Kovil refers to Chidambaram, where Natarajar is enshrined in the ChitSabha or the Hall of Consciousness, in the Ananda Tandavam (Dance of Bliss) pose.

Chidambaram is always referred to as the first of the Tevara Paadal Petra Stalangal and is also regarded as the first of the Tevara Stalangal located on the Northern banks of the river Kaveri in the Chola region of Tamilnadu. Chidambaram is one of the 5 dance Halls of Shiva (Kanakasabhai). The five dance halls are Chidambaram, Madurai, Tiruvalankadu, Tirunelveli and Kutralam.

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This temple is home to Chidambara Rahasyam, concept of nothingness (aroopam). Shiva is said to have revealed a vision of his cosmic dance to Patanjali, Vyagrapadar  and to all Devas here.  In terms of its antiquity, richness in terms of worship & festival traditions, in architectural & sculptural splendour, in its association with music & dance, Chidambaram is a center second to none in truly representing the rich Indian cultural heritage.

History: The Tevaram hymns were rediscovered here after a long hiatus, under the initiative of the monarch Raja Raja Cholan.  The Chidambaram temple predates the Tevaram hymns. The Imperial Cholas considered Nataraja to be their tutelary deitiy and heaped patronage on this temple, and their tradition was continued by the Pandyas and the Vijayanagar Kings.

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The Temple: Towering gopurams with thousands of figurines, mandapams with sculptured pillars, lend special interest to this vast temple complex. Govindaraja Perumal Temple is a Vaishnava Divya Desam within this complex There are several other features of interest in Chidambaram. Please follow this link  for a special Templenet feature  (from 1998) on Chidambaram..

Festivals: A whole range of worship services are offered to Natarajar and to Tirumoolattaanar here on a daily basis. Margazhi Tiruvadirai and Ani Tirumanjanam provide a climactic finish to the 2 annual festivals celebrated with great pomp here.Google Bookmarks

Arunachaleswarar Temple | Tiruvannamalai | One Of The Pancha Bhuta Temples

May 29th, 2010|Author : admin

Arunachaleswarar Temple ( Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu )

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The temple at Tiruvannamalai is one of the biggest and grandest temples in South India.  With the hill as back ground it gives the appearance of a fort to those who see it from a distance. It is unique on account of its stately towers, high rampart walls, broad quadrangles, spacious gateways, large mantapams and fine tanks.  It has also much architectural importance and sculputural beauty.

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Tiruvannamalai should have been under the sway of the Pallava Kings who ruled from Kancheepuram before the ninth century A.D. We do not find any inscription in the temple prior to A.D.850 and hence the present temple could not have existed then. Saint Sambandar in his Thevaram relating to this place mentions a temple. Saints Appar and Sambandar belonged to the Seventh Century, Sekkizhar, the renowned author of Periapuranam mentions that both the Saints Appar and Sambandar worshipped Arunchaleswarar in the hill Temple.

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The Chola Kings ruled over the country for more than four Centuries from 850 A.D. to 1280 A.D. Some earlier Kings of Vijayalaya dynasty must have begun to construct the inner shrine(Garbegraha). In the fourteenth Century the Hoysala Kings had their capital at Tiruvannamalai. Afterwards the Kings of Vijayanagar and Nayak Kings of Thanjavur ruled over this part of the Country. In the Seventeenth Century it came under the sway of the Nawabs of Carnatic. There was confusion and chaos after A.D. 1753. Muraru Raya, Krishna Raya, Mrithis Ali Khan, Burkat Ullakhan, French Soupries and Sambrinet, English Captain Stephen Smith besieged this place and had their successes and defeats. In A.D. 1790 it was captured by Tippu Sultan. During the first half of the nineteenth century it came under the British rule.

The Temple is situated east at the bottom of the hill half a mile west of the Railway Station. It faces East. It has got four stately towers on all the four sides and four high stone walls just like the rampart walls of a fort. The Eastern Tower called the Rajagopuram is the Highest. The Southern tower is called Thirumanjangopuram, that iin the west is called Peygopuram and that in the north is called Ammaniamma Gopuram. The temple occupies an extent of about 25 acres of land. The walls on the East and West measure 700 feet each. The South wall is 1479 feet long and North wall is 1590 feet. The Rajagopuram which adorns the East Gateway is 217 feet high with 11 storeys, its base measure 135 feet by 98 feet. This tower was built by King Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagar and completed by Sevappa Nayaka of Thanjavur. Krishna Devaraya also constructed the Thousand Pillared Mantapam and dug the tank opposite to it . Ammani Ammal a Sanyasini built the North Gopuram which is called after her name.

Kalahasti Temple | One of the Pancha Bhuta Temples

May 29th, 2010|Author : admin

Kalahasti Temple (Andhra Pradesh)

Sri Kalahasti temple, situated 36 km away is famous for its Vayudeva temple, which is the only shrine of the god of wind in India. Constructed in the 12th century by the Chola king, Rajarajendra, Vayu is incarnated as Lord Shiva and worshipped as Kalahasteeswara.

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This is an important temple dedicated to Lord Siva. This temple has one of the elemental lingas, the vayu (air) linga. There is a lamp inside the inner sanctum that is constantly flickering despite the lack of air movement inside. The air-linga can be observed to move even when the pujaris close off the entrance to the main Deity room, which does not have any windows. You can see the flames on several ghee lamps flicker as if blown by moving air. The linga is white and is considered Swayambhu, or self-manifested.

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Kalahasti is surrounded by two sacred hills. The Durgamba temple is on the northern hill. On the south hill there is the shrine of Kannabeswara, in memory of the Sage Kannappa, who offered an eye to the Lord. When he tried to offer his other eye as well, the Lord mercifully stopped him. There is also a temple dedicated to Subramanya on one of the surrounding hills.

The main linga is untouched by human hands, even by the priest. Abhisheka (bathing) is done by pouring a mixture of water, milk, camphor, and panchamrita. Sandal paste, flowers and the sacred thread are offered to the utsava-murti, not the main linga. This temple is one of the most impressive Siva temples in India. It features an enormous, ancient gopuram (tower) over the main gate. The tower is 36.5m (120 feet) high. The entire temple is carved out of the side of a huge stone hill. It was built in1516 by King Krishnadeva Raya.

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The temple is run by neatly dressed Saivite Brahmins, who conduct the worship of the various deities inside. Inside the temple you will find the tremendously ornate and splendid architecture that South India is famous for. Elaborately designed pillars, altars, and paraphernalia abound. The main linga is in the shape of an elephant trunk, with tusks on each side and a figure of a spider at the bottom. If you look at the linga from the top it looks like a snake with five hoods. The spider is call “Sri,” the snake “Kala,” and the elephant “Hasti.” The three names combine together in the name Srikalahasti.

It is said that the spider wove a web above the linga to protect it from the sun and rain. The elephant would get water with its trunk and bath the linga (perform abhisheka) and the snake would also worship the Lord. One day the snake found some bilva leaves and water near the Lord. He thought that someone was trying to harm the Lord, so he surrounded the Lord to protect him. When the elephant came the next day to worship the Lord the snake through he was trying to harm the Lord so he got into his trunk. Unable to handle the pain, the elephant dashed his trunk against the linga killing both the snake and the spider. The elephant also died at this time. Lord Siva being satisfied by their devotion, gave liberation to his three devotees.

 

 

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Lord Kalabhairaveshwara Temple , Adichunchanagiri Math (95 Kms from Bangalore ), Karnataka 
  
  
 
 
 
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Temple, Dharmasthala (75 kms from Mangalore), Karnataka 
  
  
  
  
 

Kollur Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur (128 kms from Mangalore) Karnataka.. 
  
  
  
  
 

  
Trimbakeshwar Temple , Nasik , Maharashtra 
  
  

  
  
 

Sri Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala  
  
  
  
 

  
Sri Shantadurga temple, Ponda, Goa 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Suchindram Temple, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.. 
  

  
  
 

Sri Madhuru Madananteshwara Siddivinayaka Temple, Madhur (50 kms from Mangalore), Kerala 
  
  
  
  
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple 
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Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 
  

  
  
 

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Tali Temples in North Kerala, especially in Kozhikode (Calicut), are ancient temples dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The Murtis in the temples were believed to have been installed by Parashurama. Leen Thobias of p4panorama.com has created an online virtual tour of Tali Temple in Kozhikode. You can view the temple from outside in 360 degree. There are total five images of the temple.

You can take the virtual tour of the Tali Temple here at p4panorama.


  
MOOKAMBIKA TEMPLE KOLLUR, A 3DIMENSIONAL VIEW..
 
click on this link.  Be patient. Get the full view of the temple.  Switch on the speaker.

  
  
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2.Pandu Lena
 
 
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Link – View online virtual tour of Thirukadaiyur Temple

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