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Temples & Legends Of Taminadu
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

RAMESWARAM

The shrine of Hanuman in the posture of
pulling out the Shivalinga made of sand is
worshipped and it is at the eastern entrance of the temple  Nandi, Siva's Vahanams, is quite impressive as a figure. It is as big as 12’ x 8’ x 9’. The ocean in front (the east) is called Ratnakara and on the west is called Mahodadhi. The architectural beauty of Dravidian art is seen at every corner of the temple. The corridors are nearly 4000 feet in length with 17 to 21 feet breadth and 30 feet height. There are 3 prakarams and 4 gopurams of which only one in the west is complete with a height of 78 feet and is very much older than the eastern one. 

The eastern tower is 126 feet in height and was finished only 50 years ago. Both of them are elaborately covered with mythological figures. The workmanship
is massive and regular and the architecture
resembles the Egyptian style. This gives an indication of the maritime trade of India at that time.

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