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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

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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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MADURANTAKAM

This realistic picture is worshipped in the temple. Nowhere else is this Hastavalam- bana Darsan, i.e., physical appearance of Sri Rama and Sita holding each other's hands, to be seen. The scene has been made so realistic and so vivid that one is spellbound at the sight.

For Vaishnavites Madurantakam is an important centre of pilgrimage because of its association with certain anecdotes in the life history of Ramanuja, the great Vaishnavite saint and philosopher.

Although Ramanuja was born at Sriperumbudur, it was here that he had his spiritual rebirth. He wanted to be initiated by Peria Nambi. With this desire in his mind, he was proceeding to Srirangam. At Madurantakam, he accidentally met Peria Nambi, who had been sent by the Vaishnavites of Srirangam to invite
Ramanuja from Kancheepuram, to be installed as Head of the Vaishnava sect after the passing away of Alavandar.

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