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Temples & Legneds 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
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MADURAI

It seems probable that a Pandyan king sent an Ambassador to the Roman Emperor Augustus in 27 B.C. The discovery of Roman coins of the time of Augustus confirms the trade relations between the two countries. It further proves that the city of Madurai is very ancient and, in spite of several changes in the ruling dynasties and the consequent vicissitudes of war, the essence of culture is still continued in the South.

The name of the city 'Madurai' is based on a spiritual association. The great sage Agastya was the spiritual guide of the Pandyan kings. Mostly they were Saivites and as such great devotees of Lord Siva. By the performance of many sacrificial rites they pleased Lord Siva and obtained divine weapons through His grace.

It is said that once Dhananjaya,a merchant, was returning through forest areas full of Kadamba trees, when he saw Indra worshipping a Swayambhu Siva Linga. He informed the Pandyan king Kulasekhara of this.

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