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Temples & Legends Of Tamilnadu
Preface Author
Introduction Kanyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam Maruda Malai
Suchindram Nagercoil
Tiruchendur Alwar Tirunagari
Srivaikuntam Nanguneri
Krishnapuram Tirunelveli
Papanasam Sankaranayinar Koil
Srivilliputhur Tirupparan- kunram
Madhurai Rameswaram
Darbhasayanam Tiruvadanai
Avadayar Koil Kaliyar Koil
Azhagar Koil

Palani

Tiruchirapalli Tiruvanaikkaval
Srirangam Tanjore
Punnainallur Tiruvalanchuzhi
Swamimalai Dharasuram
Saktimuttam Patteswaram
Mannargudi Vedaranyam
Tirunallar Karaikal
Tirukkadaiyur Mayavaram
Vaitheeswaran Koil Pullavane- swaram
Chayavanam Tiruvengadu
Shiyali Chidambaram
Tiruppatiripuliyur Tiruvannamalai
Kiratamar- jareswaram Madurantakam
Cheyyur Kancheepuram
Tirukkazhuk- kunram Mahabalipuram
Tirupporur Tiruvadantai
Tiruvanmiyur Mylapore
Triplicane Vadapalani
Tiruvottiyur Tirumullaivayil
Tiruvallur Tiruttani
Uppilliappan Koil Kumbakonam
Glossary Biblography
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

INTRODUCTION

Hindus conceived Temples as places to which the Godminded may repair to escape from the detractions and disturbances of mundane life and commune with the Spirit by meditating on God's image and singing His name. They were designed to create the environments congenial to the expansion of their mind and soul above and beyond the drab realities of life, into a region where the temporal pre-occupations of man dropped off and he stood in his nakedness before God, as God made him.

They were constructed and equipped with the best treasures of the fine arts.  All branches of the fine arts of our country are divided into two main parts-secular and religious. In the field of architecture,
construction of edifices, we have different sastric rules that govern the construction of household and other dwelling places on the one hand and that of places of worship on the other. The Agamas like the famous Parameswara Samhita, Marichi Samhita and others, deal with the Pancharatragama mode of worship, giving minute details of the construction of shrines, Vimanams and objects of worship.

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