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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

GLOSSARY

ABHAYA HASTA: Pose of showering blessings by indication in hand.

ABHAYAMBIKA: Name of the Goddess at Tirukkadaiyur temple who affords protection against fear and evil.

ABHISHEKAM: Daily ablution of Deities.

ACHARYAS: Spiritual preceptors.

ADHINAM: Head of Administration of Temples.

ADI: Primordial; the very original; Tamil month approximating to 16th July- 15th August.

ADIKUMBHESWARA: Lord Siva at Kumbakonam.

ADISESHA: The thousand-headed serpent symbolising the couch and canopy of Lord Vishnu.

ADVAITA: No Second, God is one and one alone.

AGAMA: Hindu scriptures other than Vedas.

AGNSTYA: The most influential Sage of the South, spiritual preceptor of kings and men.

AIPPASI: Tamil month approximating to 16th October-15th November.

AKASA: Sky and ether

AKHILANDESWARI: The name of the Goddess at Jambukeswaram; the Goddess of all worlds.

ALANKARAM: Decoration of deities with flowers, sandal paste, valuable ornaments and clothes.

AMALAKI: A tree with round sour fruits.

AMMAN Goddess Mother.

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