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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ananthapuram Mahavishnu Temple

1000 years old Ananthapuram Mahavishnu Lake temple
Kasargod (Kerala)


The temple is guarded by a vegetarian crocodile. Babia, the
crocodile, is said to be the local guardian and messenger of the
temple. This is the main attraction and uniqueness of this temple,
Ananthapura Lake Temple situated in the centre of the Ananthapura Lake, on a remote rocky hill in a calm isolated region. It is a ninth century shrine. Sree Padmanabha (Lord Vishnu, The Preserver) seated on the serpent god Adisesha is the presiding deity here. It is said that
Babia has been living in the pond for the past 60 or more years and
lives in a nearby cave. After the worship, the feed offered by
devotees is given to Babia at noon.

The meal is a kind of gruel made of rice and jaggery. Babia does not eat anything else and eats what is offered by the temple officials.
The crocodile does not harm anyone, not even the fish in the
lake. and it guards the entrance and the shrine.

The legend goes that there is onlyone crocodile in the lake at a
time. When one crocodile dies, another one appears in the lake. 

The sanctum sanctorum, surrounded by a rectangular lake,is another
architectural wonder of this temple. Another unique feature of the
temple is that the original idols in the sanctum sanctorum were not
made of metal or stone, but of a rare combination of more than 70
medicinal materials called `kadu- sharkara- yogam.' Although those
idols were replaced by panchaloha metals in 1972, efforts are now on
to re-install the idols made with `kadu-sharkara- yogam.' 

The lake temple is open to all visitors regardless of caste or creed. The
District Promotion Council has plans to preserve the temple and its
surroundings for its uniqueness.

|| Om Namo Narayanaaya ||


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