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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

MADURAI

This miraculous find is still being devotedly worshipped by the successors of Jnanasambandha in Guruparampara at Dharmapuram Mutt.   Within the temple precincts there are numerous minor shrines of Gods and Goddesses, piously worshipped by pilgrims.The usual dancing pose of Siva in the form of Natraja is there in the Hall of Silver (Velliambalam). But the peculiarity here is that Siva has his right leg lifted up instead of the left as usual.

Meenakshi at Madurai is one of the 3 especially powerful goddesses of India. The others are Kamakshi at Kanchi and Visalakshi at Kasi. The Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi, is blissfully present in her full glory prowess and exaltation in these three sacred places. A devotee considers it especially meritorious to get a chance to worship Goddess Meenakshi at Madurai in his lifetime.

It is estimated that there are 33 million carvings in the Madura temple. The temple stands in the centre of the town and main roads run roughly parallel to the four sides.

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