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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

AZHAGAR KOIL: Vishnu temple at Azhagarkoil, 12 miles from Madura, considered to be second most sacred temple of Vaishnavites.

AZHWARS: The Vaishnavite Saints numbering 12.

BALI: King Bali of the Netherworlds, whose pride was curbed by Lord Vishnu.

BANASURA: The demon by name Bana for whom Lord Siva worked as gate-keeper.

BHAGAVADGITA: Song of the divine one, Krishna; a celebrated philosophic epic inserted in Mahabharata.

BHAGAVAN: God.

BHAIRAVA: Energy of Lord Siva created to desecrate the sacrifice conducted by King Daksha.

BHAJANA: Congregatory mode of singing and uttering the name of God to glorify Him.

BHAKTA: A devotee of God.

BHAKTI : Devotion to God.

BHASHYA: Commentary; an explanatory work.

BHASKARA: Sun.

BHASMASURA: The demon who got blessings from Lord Siva that wherever he put his palms would turn into ashes. Bhasma means ashes.

BHIKSHATANA: Gone around begging. Lord Siva went round as a mendicant for begging in Darukavanam.

BHRIGU: Son of Brahma, a great saint.

BRAHMA: Name of one of the gods of Hindu Trinity.

BRAHMAN: The Absolute God; the very source of all creation,

BRIHADEESWARA: Brihat, the big Iswara, Lord Siva at Tanjore.

BUDDHISM: The teachings of Lord Buddha.

CHAKRA: The discus. The most powerful and the last weapon of Lord Vishnu for annihilation.

CHAMPAKA: Sampige; reddish yellow flower of sweet scent.

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