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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam

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Shiva is the god of the yogis, self-controlled and celibate, while at the same time a lover of his spouse (shakti). Lord Shiva is the destroyer of the world, following Brahma the creator and Vishnu the preserver, after which Brahma again creates the world and so on. Shiva is responsible for change both in the form of death and destruction and in the positive sense of destroying the ego, the false identification with the form. This also includes the shedding of old habits and attachments.

All that has a beginning by necessity must have an end. In destruction, truly nothing is destroyed but the illusion of individuality. Thus the power of destruction associated with Lord Shiva has great purifying power, both on a more personal level when problems make us see reality more clearly, as on a more universal level. Destruction opens the path for a new creation of the universe, a new opportunity for the beauty and drama of universal illusion to unfold. As Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram or Truth, Goodness and Beauty, Shiva represents the most essential goodness.
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  • Vaikom Mahadeva Temple is an ancient temple that exists since Treta Yuga when Lord Parashurama came down to this place. An early morning darshan in this vast temple complex brings immense peace and....  more
    Vaikom Mahadeva Temple is an ancient temple that exists since Treta Yuga when Lord Parashurama came down to this place. An early morning darshan in this vast temple complex brings immense peace and....  more »
  • This is a must visit temple in kerala India. The construction is really magnificent and unbelievable 
    This is a must visit temple in kerala India. The construction is really magnificent and unbelievable  more »
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  • My favourite temple. Good satisfaction. Atmosphere is very good... I want to visit this temple each and every time I think about God shiva.
  • Beautiful place with ancient shiv temple. You will require half hour to explore the whole temple. Which have all the ancient scriptures drawn in it. You will get nostalgia feeling while hearing the sounds of the ancient instruments.❤️❤️

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