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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
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Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

GLOSSARY

RAKSHASA: Demon, evil spirit.

RAMA: The sixth incarnation of Lord Narayana as the son of Dasaratha.

RAMANA MAHARSHI: The great sage at Tiruvannamalai, who passed away in 1950,

RAMANUJA: The great Vaishnavite saint.

RANGA VIMANAM: The sacred chariot created by Lord Vishnu and installed at Srirangam.

RATI: Consort of Manmatha.

RAVANA: The ten-headed king of Lanka, a demon killed by Sri Rama.

RISHABHAM: Holy bull; generally refers to Nandi.

RISHI: A seer.

RUDRA: Siva in His angry and fearful aspect.

RUDRAKSHAM: Spherical seeds made into garlands and worn by Saivites; berries of Usocarpus Ganitrus sacred to Siva.

SABHA: An assembly or meeting.

SADHANA: Spiritual discipline, penance.

SAKTI: Energy; the female part of creation.

SANKARA: A great philosopher and exponent of Advaita, the school of Monism.

SANTANAGOPALA: Idol of Krishna as a baby, at Mannargudi.

SANTANAM: Progeny.

SANYASIN: Ascetic.

SARANGAPANI: Name of the deity at Kumbakonam temple.

SARASWATI: Goddess of learning, consort of Lord Brahma.

SASANA: Agreement.

SASTRA: Science; a scripture which lays down rules.

SAYUJYA MUKTI: Attainment of salvation in physical form.

SHIYALI: A taluq head-quarters in Tanjore District, birth place of Tirujnanasambandar.

SIFDDHI: Full attainment of spiritual realisation.

SISHYA: Disciple.

SLOKA: Verse in Sanskrit and the languages derived from it.

SRIRANGAM: 'Me town near Trichinopoly where there is the temple of Sri Ranganatha.

STHALAVRIKSHA: The sacred tree connected with the origin of a temple.

SUKLA PAKSHA: The period of four teen days between the new moon and full moon days.

SURYA: Sun.

SWAMI MALAI: A Saivite shrine in Tanjore District.

SWAYAMBHU: Self-created.

SWETAKETU: A saint at Vedaranyam.

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