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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

DAITYAS: The demons as opposed to Devas, Angels.

DAKSHA: Son of Brahma.

DAKSHINAMURTHY: The ascetic pose of Lord Siva as a Guru, spiritual preceptor to all, always sitting facing South.

DARBHASAYANAM: Bed of Darbha grass on which Lord Rama conducted his penance.

DARSAN: Vision.

DARUKAVANAM: The place where heretic sages lived. Siva curbed their vanity.

DEEPALAKSHMI: The torch-bearers, in temples, made of bronze.

DEEPAM: Lamp.

DEVALOKA: The abode of Devas.

DEVAS: Angels.

DEVAYANAI: The consort of Subrahmanya.

DEVI: The Goddess. The general name for all goddesses esteemed as Mother.

DHAMAS: Most sanctified and eternally religious places such as Badarikashram, Kasi, Dwaraka, Puri, Rameswaram, etc.

DHARMA: The Eternal Moral Law.

DHWAJASTAMBHA: The flag-mast in a temple.

DIKPALAKAS: Dik-direction; the guardian angels of the eight directions of the compass.

DIKSHITAR: Name of a superior caste of brahmins who observed various religious vows.

DRAUPADI: The consort Of the Pandavas.

DURVASA: -Name of a saint noted for his uncontrollable anger.

DWAPARA YUGA: The third of the Four Yugas.

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