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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

KANCHEEPURAM

The great Vaishnavite reformer,Ramanuja,  who was born in sriperumbudur, spent his early years in Kanchi and had hiseducation and spiritual enlightenment at the feet of Lord Varadaraja. Alavandar, one of the greatest of the Vaishnava Acharyas, stayed here dedicating his life to Lord Varadaraja. This is the place where the great devotee Tirukkachi Nambi, an elder contemporary of Ramanuja, spent his life in the service of Lord Varadaraja and learnt the six great principles of Visishta - dvaita philosophy from Lord Varadaraja Himself.

The fourth of the twelve Azhwars, Tirumazhisai Azhwar, also lived here. The hymns of the Azhwars in praise of the Lord, Divya Prabandam, are a perpetual source of inspiration to all Vaishnavites.

The Nayanmars have praised the Lord here in their Tevarams. Sundaramurti Nayanar regained his sight here. Sairt, Pattinathadigal also poured out his divine songs in praise of Lord Ekambaranatha here. It is said that six out of the 63 Saivite Nayanmars belonged to Tondaimandalam of which Kanchi was the capital. It was here that Adi Sankaracharya established the Kamakoti Peetham. Manimekalai sought salvation here, through her service to humanity. 

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