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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

KUMBAKONAM

The latter stealthily pulled out one from a big bundle and tried to run away. But the vendor noticed this. He chased the boy to punish him. Needless to say, the vendor's attempt to catch the boy ended in dis appointment. The boy ran fast and disappeared into the temple of Vinayaka. Soon all the sugarcanes of the vendor lost their taste and juice. The vendor grew anxious about the unhappy incident and prayed to the Vinayaka who at last showered his grace on the poor man.From that time the Vinayaka came to be known as Karumbayiram Vinayaka (Karumbu means sugarcane and Ayiram means one thousand).

Here is the Mutt of Sri Sankaracharya of Sri Kanchi. The head quarters of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham were shifted from Kanchi, first to Tanjore and later in 1743 A.D. to Kumbakonam. The famous Saivite saints Tirujnana Sambandar and Tirunavukkarasu have visitedKumbakonam and sung in praise of the Lord. Just as Kumbakonam has got so many temples of Siva and Vishnu and numerous mutts and religious institutions to inculcate Bhakti in the masses and elevate their souls and minds from all vices and wordly pursuits towards spiritual advancement, so also there are equal number of schools and colleges to give the common man the wordly education he needs.

The Government College, Kumbakonam, which is over a century old and is situated right on the bank of the Kaveri, is known as the Cambridge of South India.

 

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