Lord Lakshmana

Ohm Lakshmanaya Nama

Lord Lakshmana was the brother of Lord Sree Rama, and himself a hero in the famous epic 'Ramayana'. Within Hindu tradition Lakshmana is considered to be a part of the seventh avatara, in a secondary form to Rama's main. In Vaishnava tradition he is worshipped as an avatar(incarnation) of Anantha or Shesha,the thousand-headed Naga upon whom rests Lord Vishnu in the primordial ocean of milk (Kshirasagara).

Lakshmana is the twin brother of Shatrughna, born in Ayodhya to Sumitra, the third wife of Dasaratha, king of Kosala. Thus, Rama is the eldest, Bharata is the second, Lakshmana is the third, and Shatrughna is the youngest of the four brothers. Despite being the twin of Shatrughna, Lakshmana is specially attached to Rama, and the duo are inseparable. When Rama married Sita, Lakshmana married the younger sister of Sita named Urmila.

Lakshmana is revered for his absolute devotion to Rama. His performance of his duties as a younger brother is considered to be a sacrifice and superiority of character as such duties are especially hard to do in adverse conditions. Lakshmana's life symbolizes the duties of a man to his elders and superiors, and how greatly valued is seflessness in a man's character.He never covets the throne of Ayodhya, nor hesitates from joining his brother in exile, even though he does not have to.

Lakshmana is considered a powerful warrior nearly equal to Rama. In the war against Ravana and his Lankan army of rakshasas, Lakshmana slays thousands of powerful demons such as Atikaya and Prahasta, Ravana's chief commanders, and his son Indrajit. With Rama, he also slays Kumbhakarna, the great giant rakshasa.

Lakshmana Temples in Kerala

Thirumoozhikkulam Lakshmana Perumal Temple

Koodappulam Lakshmana Swami Temple

Mulakkulam Lakshmana Swami Temple

Vennimala Sree Rama Lakshmana Perumal Temple

Puzhakkattiri Lakshmana Swami Temple