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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

(iv) The last variety of idols were those installed by men. Such men had communion with God. For instance Lakshmi was born as the daughter of Akasaraja and she was given in marriage to Vishnu in the form of Venkatesa. In Madurai, Parvati in the name of
Meenakshi was born as daughter of King Malayadhwaja Pandya and was given in marriage to Sundareswarar.

There are 274 Saivite holy places, which have been mentioned in the Thevaram -Thiruvachakam of the four famous Nayanmars, Appar, Sundarar, Sambandar and Manickavachakar. Similarly for Vaishnavites, there are 108 sacred places dedicated to Vishnu. The 12 Azhwars of Vaishnavism and 63 Nayanmars; of Saivism made image worship very much pronounced in South India. The subsequent preachers like Sankara, Ramanuja and their successors, continued the work. Our ancestors have left a vast wealth of temples and legends to us. Let us look at it with pride and after it with care and devotion.

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