The scene of action takes us to
Maharashtra, exactly to the holy kshetra dedicated to Parasuram, the seventh incarnation of Sri Mahavishnu. The oddity rather awe-inspiring
history, of this temple is it was built by a Muslim lady, whose boundless faith in him
not only enabled her to retrieve her fortune, but helped the theist Hindus to be proud
of an excellent independent exclusive shrine for Parasuram.
The principal actors of this
most fascinating drama among the humans is an illustrious woman and Lord
Parasuram, of course is the protagonist and director of this spectacular drama. The
time of action is in the early eighteenth
century, although the temple's existence can be pushed back to earlier times.
But the eighteenth century witnessed its glory reaching zenith and since then
its fame is mounting higher.
It acquired now the status of one of the premier
pilgrim centres of Bharat standing on par with the world renowned yatrasthalas
like Varanasi. Another feature that flashes across the mind, when this august
avatara purusha is-his contribution to the spread of theism in Kerala can never
estimated by any means whatsoever. But neither a befitting shrine was built, nor
due reverence is accorded to his monumental part played there. Well! it is
better to conclude that ennobling virtue of gratitude is sadly lacking in that
state and its people.