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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

MADURANTAKAM

Unfortunately, the rains that followed completely washed away theconstructions. Undaunted by this misfortune, Mr. Place reconstructed the whole more thoroughly at a cost of over 10,000 pagodas. But the subsequent rains washed off everything. During one of his visits to Madurantakam in 1798, in his usual morning walk, he happened to pass by Sri Rama's temple on the banks of the reservoir. There he
met a group of Brahmins going to the temple for worship.

When he got into conversation with some of them, he learnt that they were very anxious to build a shrine for their Goddess but was handicapped for want of funds. Mr. Place jocularly taunted them by saying, "Why are you so keen on building a shrine for Devi, who does not care to do you a good turn for all your prayers by preventing the recurring breaches?" The Brahmins, whose pride was touched to the quick, replied that their Goddess was a great giver of boons if prayed to with faith and sincerity. "Well then", said Mr. Place, "let me make that prayer to your Devi.

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