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Lord of Vaikom




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Vaikom Siva temple - The lord here is belived to be benign giving his all to devotees Page5

It is still believed that Parameswara partakes of the food during the feasts along with the Brahmins. The devotee is offering prathal circumambulates the temple. After the feast the chief priest opens the closed sanctum and offers prasad. This darshan is caned Ananda darshan. So much for the sanctity of feasts.

Vaikom, otherwise quiet place, became an event of considerable social and religious importance as explained in the Introduction.

Origin

What are the origin of the deity and the temple Vyaghrapuri Mahatmya of the Bhargava Purana briefly to the history and divinity of the deity. Khara, an asura of the Ramayana, attained yogic powers through years of severe penance. At the instance of 'Malyavan' the preceptor of the Asuras, he propitiated Lord Nataraja at Chidambaram. Moved by his devotion the God granted him several boons and also three Sivalingas.




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