Sankaracharya



Sree Sankara And Sree Sarada Temple


Adi Shankara- Janmabhoomi (Birth place) Temple:-Adi Shankara was born in Kalady as the only son of Sivaguru and Aryamba, a Namboothiri couple. Shankara's shrine at Kalady, run by the Sringeri Mutt, is a large, partly open structure situated right on the northern bank of the river Periyar or Purna. Of the two major shrines within, one is dedicated to Sri Sankaracharya and the other to Goddess Saradamba, the main deity of Sringeri. The samadhi of Sri Sankara's mother, Aryamba, is also located here. A small shrine to Vinayaka, or Ganapati, is the scene of evening prayers, chanted to the rhythmic ringing of cymbals. The worship in these temples is done by Tamil or Kannada Smartha Brahmins and not by Nampoothiris.












Chotttaikkara Bhagavathi temple 

Is a very famous and ancient temple in Ernakulam district. It is situated 15 Kms. from Erankulam(Kochi). Bhagavathi is the synonym for Amman. There are two temples here, one for Chottanikkara Amma and other one for Keezhkavilamma which is at a lower elevation .One has to descend few steps to reach this temple.

The Goddess here is very powerful and Chottanikkara Bhagavathy is worshipped as Saraswati (Goddess of learning) early in the morning, Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth) in the noon and as Durga (Goddess of power) in the evening. The deity is adorned with white sari when she is worshipped as Saraswathi and for the other two worships, She is decked up with colourful silks and ornaments. The main idol here is a Swayambhu and does not have a regular shape. What is generally visible is the deity adorned with golden kavacham with conch and discus in her hands.There is also an image of Vishnu inside the sanctum hence people refer to the Goddess here as Amme Narayana Badre Narayana.

papanasam temple

Garbarakshambigai Temple, also called by the name of Lord Shiva here as 'Mullai Vana Natha' temple is situated in the state of Tamilnadu, Tanjavur district. The Divine Mother Parvati is worshipped here in the form of  Garbarakshambigai , meaning 'the Mother who protects the womb.' This temple is specially meant for childless couples and pregnant omen who want to pray for a trouble-free pregnancy & childbirth. The temple provides two kinds of prasadams - a castor oil bottle & ghee prasadam. Childless couples should take the ghee prasadam every night in small quantity.Expectant mothers should apply the castor oil on the stomach before delivery. Couples who beget children after praying to Garbarakshambigai Devi often bring the blessed child to the temple as a thanksgiving visit, the child is then put in a golden cradle meant for such children born with the grace of the Devi. Parihara.com can arrange to send this prasadam along with the temple booklet containing the mantra, slokas and photograph of the Goddess. Offer a pooja to Garbarakshambigai and obtain her divine grace in abundance.
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