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- vishnu The original worship of Vishnu, by the Aryan conquerors of India or the original Dravidian inhabitants is not definitely known. In the ancient Vedas, the body of literature known as the Veda, and sacred literature of the Aryan conquerors, Vishnu is ranked among the lesser gods and is usually associated with the major Vedic god Indra who in the epics and Puranas fights against dragons and demonic forces. These latter writings emerge during the later development of Hinduism.
- Madurai Meenakshi Temple According to legend, the sacred Suyambulingam discovered by the king of Gods indira at Kadambavanam, was later enshrined by him in Madurai. The fact that the Lord is seen on the vehicle of Indira in this temple is said to be proof for this.Many historical evidences of the temple have been found dating back from early A.D
- temples in kerala The Kottukal rock cut temple represents an out standing and typical example for the Rock cut Temple style of Kerala. It has two cells on either side with Sivalingas in each with a projection carrying the figure of Ganapathy at the centre. The mukhamandapa of the large cell has two pillars carved in rock. The wall of the mukhamandapa carries a Ganapathy figure. There is a monolithic Nandi in each cave. One of the riches of the sanctum santorum carries the figure of Hanuman near the monolithic Nandi, probably intended to recollect the Nandi-vanara episode in the Ramayana. It is dated to 8-9th Centuries A.D. Kerala government declared it as a protected monument in 1966.
- Ekalavya Ashram Ekalavyam is the branch of Ekalavya Charitable Trust in Olavakkode, Palakkad. Ekalavyam coordinates Ashram's activities in Palakkad and nearby districts. Ekalavyam runs a combined home Agnieszka Home for elderly mothers and children. The idea is to re-create the old, traditional kootukudumba (joint family) system
- Attukal Bhagavathy Temple One of the ancient temples of South India described as Sabarimala of the women, as women form the major portion of devotees.
- Guruvayur The history of Guruvayur takes this root from the Guruvayur temple only. They deity of the Guruvayur temple is unique, since it is carved out of a material called Pathalanjana Sila, and is considered extremely sacred. This idol wher once worshipped by Maha Vishnu in Vaikunta and Vishnu handed it over to Brahma. King Suthapas and his wife worshipped Brahma for a child and being gratified with their devotion, they received this idol from him and advised them to start worshipping it.
- Mookambika Temple The history of Kollur Mookambika temple states that there lived a demon named Kaumasura who was unleashing a reign of terror upon all the gods with his special power given by Lord Shiva. When all the gods were trying their best to stay away from his vicinity, Guru Shukracharya brings good news to the gods that this demon would face death by a woman, that is Parvathi Devi. Knowing this Kaumasura undertakes severe penance, Lord Shiva asks this demon to ask for the boon, sensing grave danger if he his offered the boon, this goddess of speech makes this demon dumb.
- krishana Krishna is usually regarded as the eight incarnation of lord Vishnu and was born in the Dvarpara Yuga as the "dark one". Lord Krishna is the embodiment of love and divine joy, that destroys all pain and sin. He is the protector of sacred utterances and cows. Krishna is an instigator of all forms of knowledge and born to establish the religion of love.
- sabarimala The descedants of Pandya dynasty discarded by Thirumala Naicker Diwan of Raja Vijayanagar, who was then ruling the Pandya Kingdom, comprising of Madurai, Tirunelveli, Ramananthapuram, were living scattered in places like Valliyur, Tenkasi, Shengottah Achankovil and Sivagiri. At that time, Pandiyas were ruling in many parts of Travancore and the descendants of Pandiya dynasty belonging to Chempazhanattu Kovil, living in Sivagiri were given the right to rule the country of Pandalam,the King of Travancore eight hundred years ago. King Rajasekara was the direct descendant of this dynasty.
- krishna It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must be understood in order to have a complete realization of the Absolute Person. These are the impersonal and all pervasive Brahman aspect, the localized expansion of the Lord known as the Supersoul or Paramatma, and then the Supreme Personality or Bhagavan aspect. Bhagavan means the Supreme Being who is the originator of all qualities and who possesses them to the fullest degree
- sabarimala Since the dawn of time, the ancient land of Kerala has been a haven for seekers of the eternal truth. Like the rest of India, it is steeped in tradition and is home to a million shrines, big and small. A most important pilgrim site of Hinduism in this miniscule South Indian state is Sabarimala.
- Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple or the Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a famous ancient Lord Vishnu temple located inside the East Fort of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams, the holiest abodes of the Lord Mahavishnu. Lord Vishnu is seen here in Anananthasayanam posture, lying on Sri Anantha, the hooded snake. The city of Thiruvananthapuram is named after the Lord. This magnificent Hindu temple is an important landmark of the Trivandrum city.
- Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham was founded by Dr. P.A. Velayudhan Pillai of Thiruvananthapuram during the year 1945 to render service to Ayyappa devotees undertaking the arduous journey to Sabarimala. At that time, Travancore Devaswom Board was not even thought of. ABASS was to sole service provider for the pilgrims.
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