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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

The floating festival is performed in
the month of January when after nightfall the Images of Siva and Meenakshi are floated on a decorated raft around the island illuminated with thousands of colored lights. The festival attracts Pilgrims in there thousands. At the
centre of the tank, there is a small island
over which stands a small white temple
surrounded by flowering trees. It provides a magnificent sight from a distance.

In another dream Jnanasambandha was
directed by God Cliockanatha to be a
disciple of Jnanaprakasa of Kamalai.
Jnanasambandha next set out for Tiruvarur
and reached the piece on a Monday and
found the God-appointed Guru sitting in
meditation before the Dakshinamurti image in the great temple of Tyagaraja. He fell at the feet of Jnanaprakasa, the Guru who gave him the Diksha.

*At Azhagarkoil also the 18 steps under the charge of Karuppaswami are to be found, where contending parties take solemn affirmations. It is believed that uttering a falsehood and crossing the 18 steps will surely entail violent death within 18 days. Several suits are to this day privately settled by solemn declaration made before the image of Karuppaswami. It is significant  that a pilgrim to Lord Ayyappan’s temple at Sabarimalai has also to go up 18 steps.

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