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Trikkara is said to be the capital of the mighty King Mahabali. A temple with a deity of 'Trikkakara Appan' or 'Vamanamurthy' who is Lord Vishnu himself in disguise is also located at this place. Nowhere else in Kerala can one find a deity of 'Vamanamurthy' -- What you know about ONAM ?-----Happy ONAM to all...!!!

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Asked by anantharaman, 02 Sep '09 08:35 am
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King Mahabali (called Maveli in Kerala) was the original true communist Marxist-Leninist-Guevara totalitarian socialist who was also the first truly egalitarian King to rule Kerala. In his days everyone was considered happy and well contented and sang praises to him like the North Koreans sing to their dear leader these days. There was great propaganda and the people were psyched into thinking that in the Gods Own Country, Gods did not matter any more. Although he was a benevolent dictator of the proletariat, he became a megalomaniac, a gene that he passed down to great communist dictators of the Kali yuga like Stalin, Mao, Castro and now, King Jong Il.
Gods got pretty worried that no further praises would be sung to them for creating such a beautiful land and providing the resources for commissars like Maveli and his wonderful people, so Vishnu took the avatar of Vamana, a harmless scholar-sage from 'foreign' and asked his highness for 3 paces of land to set up an educational and me ...more
Answered by Satish Kamath, 02 Sep '09 11:58 am

 
  
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Onam, a harvest festival of Kerala, being celebrated to remember the good deeds of their King Mabali (Mahabali is now called as Mabali) of the yore years.
Answered by Dharmarajan, 02 Sep '09 08:39 am

 
  
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