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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

NANGUNERI

Originally Namboodiri Brahmins were controlling the temple. In 1447 A.D. a Vaishnavite ascetic came to Nanguneri and, at the request of the Namboodiri Brahmins took over the management of the temple and became the first Jeer. Successive jeers went on adding to the edifice of the temple zealously and its present stature is gigantic. The fourth Jeer built the gopuram which is visible from a distance of about 6 miles; the 9th built the Sivili Mandapam; the 21st secured the landed coffee estates; the 24th built the Golden Car; these events vouchsafe the dedication to God of all the accumulated wealth by different jeers at different times. 

In this connection mention may be made of the Sivili Mandapam. Sivili is a subordinate deity in each temple akin to a care-taker. His idol is taken round the temple in a palanquin before the actual procession of the main deity starts, evidently to make sure if all is correct for the procession.

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