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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

OJAS: Spiritual and moral lustre.

OM: The first sound symbol.

PADMA: Lotus.

PADMASANA: One of the sitting poses in practising Yoga.

PADMAVATI: Consort of Lord Venkateswara at Tirupati.

PAKSHA: Lunar fortnight.

PAKSHI TEERTHA: A shrine in Chingleput District where two kites appear at midday for partaking food offered to them at the temple.

PANCHAKSHARA MANTRA: The five-lettered hymn 'Namasivaya'.

PANGUNI: Tamil month approximating to 16th March-15th April.

PAPA: Sin.

PAPANASAM: A place in Tirunelveli District considered sacred. A hydro electric scheme also exists there at present.

PAPAINASANA: Removing all sins.

PARTHASARATHY: Charioteer of Arjuna; name of Lord Krishna in Triplicane.

PARVATI: Consort of Lord Siva.

PASUPATA ASTRA: A powerful weapon of Lord Siva.

PATANJALI: The name of the sage who wrote Yogasutra.

PATTESWARAM: Temple of Goddess, Parvati near Tanjore.

PATTINATHAR: A Saivite saint.

PERUMAL: Originally Vishnu; also applied to other gods.

PEYALWAR: One of the Vaishnavite saints.

PILLAIYAR: Vinayaka.

POIGAI: Pond; tank.

POIGAI ALWAR: One of the Vaishnavite saints.

PRAHLADA: Son of Hiranyakasipu.

PRAKARAM: Wide corridors surrounding the sanctum sanctorum of a shrine; also enclosure walls of a temple.

PRAKRITI: Nature; creation; the action principle in contrast to Purusha, the driving power.

PRALAYA: Deluge at the end of a Yuga.

PRANAYAMA: Method of breath control.

PRITHVI LINGAM: The earth lingam.

PUJA: Worshipping God chanting mantra".

PURANA: Mythological and legendary lores, of which there are 18.

PURATTASI: Tan-dl month approximating to 16th September-15th October.

PURNIMA: Full-moon day.

PURUSHA: The male element (motive power) of creation.

PUSHKARANI: Sacred tank in a temple.

PUTRAKATVIESHTIYAGAM: Sacrifice conducted to beget a child.

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