Abaya Pradhan Temple

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Abhaya Pradhan Temple
Abhaya Pradhan Temple is located in Kerala
Abhaya Pradhan Temple
Abhaya Pradhan Temple
Location in Kerala
Geography
Coordinates 10°46′58″N 76°11′03″E / 10.78278°N 76.18417°E / 10.78278; 76.18417Coordinates: 10°46′58″N 76°11′03″E / 10.78278°N 76.18417°E / 10.78278; 76.18417
Country India
State Kerala
District Palakkad
Location Thiruvithuvakoodu
Culture
Primary deity Abhaya Pradhan(Vishnu)
Uyyavantha Perumal(Vishnu)
Consort Padmasini
(Lakshmi)
Poets Kulasekara Alvar
Architecture
Architectural styles Dravidian architecture

The Abhaya Pradhan Temple or Uyyavantha Perumal Temple is one of the five Vishnu temples associated with the five Pandava brothers, the principal characters of the Mahabharata. It is believed that Arjuna, one of the brothers, performed penance at this site. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[1]

Legend[edit]

During Mahabharata period, the Pandavas built the temple here. Arjuna established the temple and this is standing as Moolavar, main deity here.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 108 Vaishnavite Divya Desams: Divya desams in Pandya Nadu. M. S. Ramesh, Tirumalai-Tirupati Devasthanam.

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