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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 Tamil work Kanda Puranam and Kanchi Puranam were composed here. Tyagaraja also has sung about Lord Varadaraja and the Goddess Kamakshi Devi. Kanchi is the birthplace of the famous historian Chanakya, also called as Kautilya, of the Maurya Empire. As both Saivite and Vaishnavite saints with their great learning flourished in the 6th and 7th centuries, they made Kanchi a great seat of learning of Sanskrit and Hindu religion, next only to Kasi.

Kancheepuram is the Banaras of the South. Saint Appar has sung of the city as of boundless learning. The catholicity of the Hindu religion allowed both the sects to flourish side by side under the influence of their different tenets. The Saivite stronghold is Big Kanchi known as Siva Kanchi and the Vaishnavite stronghold is Little Kanchi or Vishnu Kanchi. Both combined form the city of Kancheepuram. - It is said in Brahmanda Purana that Kasi and Kanchi are like the two eyes of Siva. Kanchi Kamakshi and Kasi Visalakshi are always spoken of together.

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