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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

These 48 poets were received with honor by the Pandyan king. God Sundareswara became their head and a College of these famous Tamil poets was formed.

There were many impostors, who troubled these 48 persons so as to get a place in the Sangam. To set right the disputes or
confusion created by the aspiring poets, Lord Sundareswara gave them a gold plank, which could contract and expand, to
accommodate only 48 genuine poets at a time. The plank would throw off the impostors. But when the time of Tiruvalluvar, the famous writer of Kural came, things happened differently.

These 48 persons did not approve of Tiruvalluvar as a poet, and, his Kural as a great piece of spiritual work. The book was placed on the golden plank and the miraculous plank made the book to expand in size till at last all the 48 original occupants were thrown out of their seats.

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