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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

GOPURAMS: Towers of temples through which, from the four directions, the entrances lead to the sanctum sanctorum.

HIMALAYAS: The highest mountain of the world whereon he Mount Everest and Mount Kailas, the abode of Lord Siva. Hima means in Sanskrit snow. Alaya means abode. The mountain is always snow-clad. Considered the most sacred mountain in Hindu mythology, being the abode of Lord Siva; a place for meditation for the sages. Being highest, it is considered to be nearest to God.

IKSHVAKU: A king of the Solar dynasty who brought Ranga Vimanam to earth.

INDRA: The king of Devas,

INDRANI: The wife of Indra.

ISHTA DEVATA: Particular Deity chosen for personal worship.

ISWARA: God-mostly used for Siva.

IYARPAKAI NAYANAR: One of the Nayanmars connected with Chayavaneswara temple.

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