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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

SUCHINDRAM

Inside the precincts of the temple at Suchindram, the shrine of the gigantic Hanuman attracts both our eyes and hearts. The story goes that the idol represents the Viswarupa of Hanuman) as shown to Goddess Sita in Asoka Vana in Ceylon. This huge idol exhibits the fine crafts manship and imagination of the sculptor. Pilgrims pour Ganges water and rose water over the head of Hanuman and drink the holy Tirtha that washes the feet of the idol.

Directly opposite the gigantic idol of Hanuman, at the other end of the corridor, the beautiful images of Sri Rama and Sita can be seen in a small shrine. The name Suchindram (Such means pure; Indram means referring to Indra) connotes the place where Indra was purified of his
sins by thrusting his hand into the boiling ghee, for his misbehavior towards Ahalya, the wife of Sage Gautama. Ahalya also got
purified here. There fore, this place is called Sodhana Tirtha.

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