Sunday, January 17, 2010
Chottanikkara temple, Kerala Tourist Spot
Chottanikkara is famous for the temple of the powerful Goddess Raja Rajeswari. A large number of people with mental afflictions find relief and cure after worship in the temple, observing certain religious disciplines for specified periods. On a tree growing in the premises of the temple, one can see hundreds of nails struck on it by the afflicted using their own heads like a hammer in a state of trance. The temple authorities provide accommodation in the temple for pilgrims.
Kaladi: Kerala can be proud of this picturesque village, 13 kms. from Alwaye on the bank of the river Peiyar. Here was born Sri Sankaracharya, one of the greatest philosophers of the world. The great exponent of Advaita philosophy Sri Sankara has left a lasting influence on Indian life and culture.