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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

What diagrams are to a mathematician and equations to a chemist, images are to the devout Hindu, divine representations of the
God he wishes to worship. As the conception of man is limited, it is difficult to think of unlimited expanse without the aid of physical objects. Images are first meant to bring illimitable divinity down to the level of the limited object, perceptible.  Thus the visible image of the form of the deity is the most crucial link for concentrating the common man’s thoughts and actions along prope  channels of conduct and rules of rites and rituals, already codified in these scriptures.

"The goal (Nirguna) is thus reached throug  the easy pathway of Saguna" as preached by Sri Vyasa Bhagavan.  Therefore, the conception of images, which Hindus hold, is something vital to their quest of God.   By bringing divinity down to the level of the common man, the image becomes a personal God to the devotee. Divinit  gets transformed according to the desire of thedevotee who goes to the extent oftalking with Him as Ramakrishna Paramahmsa talked with Goddess Kali at Dakshineswar and enjoyed her grace.

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