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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
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Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

KANCHEEPURAM

During the 14th and 15th centuries Kanchu faced severe attacks from Malik Kafoor and Sultan Mohamed Sha of Bijapur. Again the Sultan of Golconda around 1645 captured it, by the Mahrattas thirty years latter and still later on by Zulfikher Khan, a general of Aurangazeb. The city continued to remain under the Muslims till the middle of the 18th century when the British took it over. The temples were used as forts for defence and attack during the Carnatic wars. The French twice sacked the city, before it came under British rule. This in brief is the historical past of the great city.

Kanchi is regarded as one of the three most important centres of Vaishnavism, the others being Srirangam and Tirumalai (Tirupati), It is also regarded as one of the four Vaishnavite centres in South India, with the addition of Tirunarayanapuram in Mysore. Every Vaishnavite even today prays to the presiding Lords in these four places three times a day from wherever he might be. In ancient texts, Kanchi is called as Satyavrata Kshetram. Saint Poigai Azhwar, the first of the first three Azhwars, was born here and Sri Vedanta Desika, the last of the Vaishnavite Acharyas, was also born here.

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