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Malamakkavu Ayyappa Temple
Malamakkavu Ayyappa Temple
Malamakkavu Ayyappa Temple
is a famous Hindu
Hindu
temple dedicated to lord Ayyappan, located in Anakkara Panchayath in Palakkad
Palakkad
district of Kerala. A special flower called "Chengazhinir Poovu" which is traditionally used as offering to deity is found and grown only in the temple pond. This temple was depicted in the Malayalam movie Neelathamera, though the film was recorded elsewhere as no permission was given to shoot the film on the temple premises.Contents1 Name 2 Location 3 Legend of establishment 4 Temple and its surroundings 5 See also 6 ReferencesName[edit] Temple name is variously spelled as 'Mala-Mel-Kavu', 'Mala-Mal-kavu' or 'Mala-yil-Kavu'. They all mean "A temple (Kavu) located on top (Mel) of a small hill(Mala)"
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Koodallur
Kudallur
Kudallur
is in the Palakkad district
Palakkad district
of Kerala. It is in Pattambi taluk, bordering Malappuram
Malappuram
district, also on the banks of Bharathapuzha.Contents1 Administration 2 Geography 3 Kudallur 4 References 5 External linksAdministration[edit] This village was originally in Ponnani Taluk of Palakkad, before the formation of Malappuram
Malappuram
district. The famous Malayalam writer M. T. Vasudevan Nair was born there. Geography[edit] It is at Kudallur, exactly at Koottakadavu the two rivers Nila and Thootha meet. Therefore, it is said that the place got the name from the confluence of these rivers, with 'koodal' meaning joining and 'oor' meaning place in Malayalam, thus a meeting place of the rivers. Kudallur
Kudallur
Hills, mentioned in Nair's stories, are another point of attraction
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Jnanpith
The Jnanpith Award
Jnanpith Award
is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith
Bharatiya Jnanpith
to an author for their "outstanding contribution towards literature". Instituted in 1961, the award is bestowed only on Indian writers writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English,[a] with no posthumous conferral.[2] From 1965 till 1981, the award was given to the authors for their "most outstanding work" and consisted of a citation plaque, a cash prize of ₹1 lakh (equivalent to ₹48 lakh or US$73,000 in 2017), and a bronze replica of Saraswati, the Hindu goddess
Hindu goddess
of knowledge and wisdom.[3][4][5] The first recipient of the award was the Malayalam
Malayalam
writer G. Sankara Kurup
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Evoor Major Sri Krishnaswamy Temple
A temple (from the Latin
Latin
word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice. It is typically used for such buildings belonging to all faiths where a more specific term such as church, mosque or synagogue is not generally used in English. These include Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
Jainism
among religions with many modern followers, as well as other ancient religions such as Ancient Egyptian religion. The form and function of temples is thus very variable, though they are often considered by believers to be in some sense the "house" of one or more deities. Typically offerings of some sort are made to the deity, and other rituals enacted, and a special group of clergy maintain, and operate the temple
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Manakkattu Devi Temple
A temple (from the Latin
Latin
word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice. It is typically used for such buildings belonging to all faiths where a more specific term such as church, mosque or synagogue is not generally used in English. These include Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
Jainism
among religions with many modern followers, as well as other ancient religions such as Ancient Egyptian religion. The form and function of temples is thus very variable, though they are often considered by believers to be in some sense the "house" of one or more deities. Typically offerings of some sort are made to the deity, and other rituals enacted, and a special group of clergy maintain, and operate the temple
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Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple
Ambalappuzha
Ambalappuzha
is a small town in the Alappuzha
Alappuzha
district of Kerala state, south India. It is located 14 km south of Alappuzha
Alappuzha
which is the district headquarters. Ambalapuzha is divided into the two panchayats of Ambalapuzha North and Ambalapuzha South.Krishna TempleKunjan Nambiar MemorialElephant called Ambalappuzha
Ambalappuzha
Ramachandran is famousContents1 History 2 Geography 3 Ambalappuzha
Ambalappuzha
Sri Krishna Temple 4 Ambanattu Panikkar Varavu 5 Politics 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The headquarters of the historic Chempakasseri Ambalapuzha rajahs were near the temple
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Sree Bhavaneeswara Temple
A temple (from the Latin
Latin
word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice. It is typically used for such buildings belonging to all faiths where a more specific term such as church, mosque or synagogue is not generally used in English. These include Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
Jainism
among religions with many modern followers, as well as other ancient religions such as Ancient Egyptian religion. The form and function of temples is thus very variable, though they are often considered by believers to be in some sense the "house" of one or more deities. Typically offerings of some sort are made to the deity, and other rituals enacted, and a special group of clergy maintain, and operate the temple
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Valiyakulangara Devi Temple
Valiyakulangara
Valiyakulangara
is a small town in Kollam district
Kollam district
in Kerala, India. Valiyakulangara
Valiyakulangara
Devi Temple Valiyakulangara
Valiyakulangara
is a village situated south of Oachira. This village was part of Puthuppally Muri up to 1890 AD. After the 'Kandezhuth' this place was included in the Karunagappally taluk. Valiyakulangara is famous for a 'Devi temple' believed to be erected during the early centuries of Kollavarsham.Up to the beginning of Kollavarsham 1050 ( 1875. A.D.) only one annual festival was celebrated in the temple, called 'Meena Bharani' (celebrated on Aswathy Nakshathram of malayalam month Meenam.). Later the 'Karakkaar' decided to celebrate Kumbha Bharani also on the Kaarthika Nakshathram of Kumbham
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Neelathamara (1979 Film)
Neelathamara (Malayalam: നീലത്താമര, translation: Blue Lotus) is a 1979 Malayalam language
Malayalam language
romance film directed by Yusuf Ali Kechery and written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair. Produced at a shoe string budget of ₹ 5 lakhs,[3] the film stars Ambika and Ravikumar in the lead roles. The film deals with the romance between a housemaid and the employer. It was remade with several changes in 2009 by Lal Jose
Lal Jose
with the same title.Contents1 Plot 2 Production 3 Cast 4 References 5 External linksPlot[edit] The widow Malooty Amma is living a peaceful life in her house. Her son Haridasan is studying in town. Achuthan Nair is a steward to her house. Malootty Amma is quiet aged and she is unable to manage the household works by her own
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M T Vasudevan Nair
Madath Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair (born 9 August 1933), popularly known as MT, is an Indian author, screenplay writer and film director.[2] He is a prolific and versatile writer in modern Malayalam literature, and is one of the masters of post-Independence Indian literature.[3][4] He was born in Kudallur, a small village in the present day Pattambi Taluk, Palakkad district (Palghat), which was under the Malabar District in the Madras Presidency of the British Raj. He shot into fame at the age of 20 when, as a chemistry undergraduate, he won the prize for the best short story in Malayalam at World Short Story Competition conducted by The New York Herald Tribune. His debut novel Naalukettu (Ancestral Home- translated to English as The Legacy), wrote at the age of 23, won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1958. His other novels include Manju (Mist), Kaalam (Time), Asuravithu (The Prodigal Son - translated to English as The Demon Seed) and Randamoozham (The Second Turn)
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Sree Poornathrayesa Temple
A temple (from the Latin
Latin
word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice. It is typically used for such buildings belonging to all faiths where a more specific term such as church, mosque or synagogue is not generally used in English. These include Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
Jainism
among religions with many modern followers, as well as other ancient religions such as Ancient Egyptian religion. The form and function of temples is thus very variable, though they are often considered by believers to be in some sense the "house" of one or more deities. Typically offerings of some sort are made to the deity, and other rituals enacted, and a special group of clergy maintain, and operate the temple
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Lord Siva
Shiva
Shiva
(/ˈʃiːvə, ˈʃɪ-/; Sanskrit: शिव, IAST: Śiva, lit. the auspicious one) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the Supreme Being within Shaivism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism.[10][11] Shiva
Shiva
is the "destroyer of evil and the transformer" within the Trimurti, the Hindu
Hindu
trinity that includes Brahma
Brahma
and Vishnu.[1][12] In Shaivism
Shaivism
tradition, Shiva
Shiva
is the Supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe.[13][14][15] In the goddess tradition of Hinduism
Hinduism
called Shaktism, the goddess is described as supreme, yet Shiva
Shiva
is revered along with Vishnu
Vishnu
and Brahma
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Thayambaka
Thayambaka
Thayambaka
or tayambaka is a type of solo [[ch enda]] performance that developed in the south Indian state of Kerala, in which the main player at the centre improvises rhythmically on the beats of half-a-dozen or a few more chenda and ilathalam players around.Contents1 Performance 2 Prominent Schools of Thayambaka 3 Leading Masters of Thayambaka 4 Females and the Current Change of Trend in Traditional Views 5 References 6 Notes 7 External linksPerformance[edit] A thayambaka performance on the chenda has thus its focus on the stick-and-palm rolls produced on the itantala (treble) of the chenda, while the rhythm is laid by his fellow instrumentalists on the valanthala (bass) chendas and ilatalam (cymbals).[1] Thayambaka, believed to have flourished during the feudal era, spans an average of 90 minutes. It begins at a slow pace before scaling on to a medium tempo and eventually culminating in high, frenzied speed
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