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“The Immortal Is Here”

Sree Parasurama Temple
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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21 reviews
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“The Immortal Is Here”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is first and only Parashurama Temple in South India. believed to be one of trhe immortal gods according to the Hindu scriptures. The temple is in my hometown, Thiruvallom. Back in 2000, the temple had 2 or 3 devotees for the evening prayers. But now. it is thronged by lakhs of people ever year. Do not forget to buy a book and Music dvd from the temple store on the legends of the deity. the carvings, idols and architecture is breathtaking

Visited December 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“amazing temple”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We did early morning prayers here in May 2014. This temple is ancient and steeped in history. Prayers are held here for departed souls. it is one of the oldest temples in India and dedicated to Lord Parasurama.

For your information best to leave shoes and slippers in car.

Visited May 2014
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Bangalore
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“A Spectacular ancient temple”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This temple is the centre and soul of the city. The ancient temple has inscriptions for centuries. It has recently been made very famous when they found gold worth over $20 billion-- just the value of the gold and gems and does not include the antique value of the jewels.

The temple administration, as all temples in Kerala, require all visitors to be dressed in traditional Indian clothes. Devotees who visit must also be Hindus. I have seen or taken foreigners dressed in Indian clothes who desire to visit the temple as a devotee and not as a tourist. Cameras, cell phones, etc are also not allowed.

The outer prakara (corridor) has some very interesting sculptures ranging from scenes from Puranas, Bhakthi subjects, and very explicit sex scenes as well. The inner sanctum is a truly divine experience with the Lord lying down in his cosmic sleep. He is seen through three doors as the form is enormous and imposing. And, he is spectacular making you want to go back over and over again.

Visited May 2014
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Bengaluru, India
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“Son of Renuka”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Karthikarjuna was a great and strong king who had the boon of having tousand arms (Sahasra bhahu). Jamadagni was one of the most powerful sages. His consort Renukadevi was a devoted wife who used to prepare a pot out of the sand in the river and fetch water in it for the pooja of God. Once she saw the reflection in water certain Gandharva couple flying over in a flight. Immediately her sand pot was broken. Her husband Jamadagni was at his high temper. He had four sons and the youngest was Parasurama. Jamdagni commanded his first three sons to be-head Renuka but they refused to so. Atlast he commanded Parasurama to be-head his mother. Immediately Parasurama executed the command of his father as a loyal son. The father was pleased with the obedient act of his son and granted him a boon. Parurama wanted his mother to come alive as she was but at the time of asking the boon he asked to save the head of his mother, which was granted. Thus Renuka is seen by face only and not the body. She is also worshipped as Yellamma.
Mother Goddess Yellamma of Savadathi in Karnatak is one of the international famous temple of Mother Goddesses

Parasuram killed Karthikarjuna. Parasurama was one of the incornations of Lord Vishnu. He was present in Kritha tuga, Threthayuga and in Dwaparayug. Infact he was stated to be the teacher of Bhishma and Karna in Mahabharath
Lord Ayyappaswami temple has 18 Holy steps in Kerala. It is said that Parurama had created these 18 steps to reach the main shrine of Lord Ayyappa. These steps indicate 18 principles to be followed by a person in order to lead a Satwik life.
The temple of Parasuram thus has not only mythological but alos historical base.
One must be lucky to take darshan of Lord Parasurama here
Om Namo Bhagavathe Vasudevaya

Visited October 2013
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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“RESPECT TO THE DEPARTED”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This temple is one of its kind in the south. It is here that the Hindus pay respect to their beloved departed by giving them food once every year. The sad part is that the quality and quantity of food for the payment has declined also the services. The river where we are supposed to take our bath before and after the rites is too highly polluted and nothing is being done.

Visited May 2013
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