Thiruvullakkavu Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

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Thiruvullakkavu Sree Dharma Sastha Temple
Geography
Country India
State Kerala
District Thrissur District
Location Cherpu
Culture
Primary deity Ayyappan
Important festivals Navarathri
Architecture
Architectural styles Kerala

The Thuiruvullakkavu Sree Dharma Sastha Temple is a Hindu temple located in Cherpu of Thrissur district of Kerala. The deity is Lord Ayyappan in standing posture with arch and a bow. An enchanting shrine in the midst of a dense forest, a gusher of beneficent spirit-that was the temple of Thiruvullakkavu, centuries back. Lord Sastha, the presiding deity, as the divine protector of the whole village settlement, showered benediction on a cultured rave. He rode the boundaries of the settlement on His white charger; the pure, microcosmic soul. Full of devotion, the people reveled in the ineffable tenderness of Sastha. A peaceful refuge for the troubled soul that was Thiruvullakkavu.

Kavu is a throbbing beehive of spiritual activities today. Thousands bring their children to this well constructed temple for the initiation into the excitement of knowledge. A child which starts on the alphabets at Kavu is sure to become a scholar, the devotees believe. An unending stream of devotees flow to this temple on Vijaya Dasami, the most auspicious morning of the year for those who seek academic excellence.

Kavu is unique, Lord Sasta, the Thanthric texts assert, is a fiery deity, the divine Hunter who destroys the sinners and protects the virtuous. He is the personification of fierce, protective Love. But at Thiruvullakkavu, He blesses His children with enough wits to earn prosperity to the point of satiety. Later, they become wise enough to renounce it and seek the path of bliss. Verily, Thiruvullakkavu is THE ABODE OF WISDOM.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THIRUVULLAKKAVU SASTHA". The Kerala Temples. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Religious offerings". HDFC Bank. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Home". Thiruvullakkavudevaswom. Retrieved 2013-10-02.