Yeddyurappa gifts jumbo to Kerala temple

November 5th, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Kannur (Kerala), Nov 5 (IANS) Fulfilling a promise made ahead of assembly elections in his home state to gift an elephant to the Shiva temple, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa gifted a tusker to a temple here Wednesday. Arriving by helicopter from Bangalore here Wednesday morning, he along with two other legislators drove to the Rajarajeshwara temple at Taliparambu, about 30 km from here and gifted the nine year old tusker to the temple.

Yeddyurappa, a staunch devotee of this temple, is believed to have promised to gift an elephant ahead of the assembly elections in his home state.

The temple is regarded as one of the 108 ancient Shiva temples of Kerala.

The quadrangular sanctum has a two tiered pyramidal roof. In front of the sanctum is the namaskara mandapam. The temple has no kodi maram (flagstaff), unlike other temples in Kerala.

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