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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

Till some years ago an accused used to be made to dip his hand in boiling ghee after undergoing a fast, and if he came out unhurt, without blisters, on the third day, he was declared innocent and was acquitted of the guilt. Otherwise, his guilt was considered to have been proved and he was socially outcast.

This elaborate ceremony was performed by Yogakkars at Udayamartanda Mandapam. Suchindram is called by a third name too, namely Tanumalayan Koil, which means that it is the shrine of the Trinity, viz., Siva, Vishnu and Brahma [Tanu (Sthanu) --Siva; Mal --Vishnu; and Ayan - Brahma]. The three main festivals are the Margazhi Utsava in December January, the Chaitra Utsava in April and May and the Avani Utsava in September and October. There are about 30 shrines in the temple.

 

 

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