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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

ANANDA: The essential delight of existence.

ANASUYA: Sage Atri's wife.

ANDAL: Consort of Ranganatha. The temple dedicated to her exists at Srivilliputhur. The tallest of gopurams of all the Southern temples is to be seen

ANDAM: The world. Literally it means round like an egg; figuratively used to symbolise the world.

ANI: Tamil month approximating to 16th June-15th July.

ANJALALNAYAKI: Goddess who gives shelter.

AP: Water.

APPAR: One of the 63 Saivite Saints.

APPULINGAM: Figurative existence of Lord Siva in the form of water, at Jambukeswaram.

ARADHANA: Invoking God by chanting hymns and offering oblations Worshipping.

ARCHANA: Chanting the 108 names or 1008 names of God and offering of flowers, tulasi, vilvam, saffron, etc.

ARDHANAREESWARA: The idol portraying half man and half woman alluding to Purusha and Prakriti i.e., male and female energies, necessary for creation.

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