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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

ARJUNA: Third of the Pandava Brothers to whom Lord Krishna delivered the Gita, the essence of all religions.

ARUMUGAM: Six-faced God, Subrahmanya.

ARUNACHALA: The mountain abode of Siva in the South known as Tiruvannamalai where Siva is in the form of Jyoti.

ASEERVADAM: Benediction. A solemn invocation of blessing divine on men and things.

ASHTARHUJA: Eight-handed, Durga.

ASHTA DHATU: Eight minerals melted together for use in making idols, such as gold, silver, copper, etc.

ASHTA SIDDHI: The eight attainments such as lightness, heaviness, in visibility, etc., which are the results of success in yogas.

ASRAM: Hermitage, usually used for penance, sadhana and education.

ASTRAS Weapons held by God in different hands.

ASURAS: Demons, evil persons.

ATMAN: Soul, spark of Brahman in man.

ATRI: A great Sage.

AUM: Also spelt as 'OM'-sound symbolising the highest reality. It is chanted during meditation.

AVANI: Tamil month approximating to 16th August-15th September.

AVATARA: Incarnation.

AYODHYA: The name of the Principality in Northern India where Sri Rama was born, the modern Uttar Pradesh.

AYUDHA : Weapon.

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