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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

ART AND SCULPTURE

Suchindram temple may will be considered as one of the storehouses of the richest specimens of Art and Sculpture in stone. The Gopuram itself is a gigantic structure depicting mythological stories from Indian scriptures. The moment one enters the temple through the Gopuram, which is 134 feet high, one comes across the hollow trunk of a tree estimated to be over 2500 years old. The trunk has been plated to preserve it from decay. In that hollow there are 3 lingams, viz. Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara, theTrinity of Indian scriptures, and the image of Anasuya who turned them into babies is at its centre. A small artistic shrine has been made in front of it.

By its side the white Bull Nandi of Siva is installed looking towards the sanctum where the Trinity are installed in the form of a Linga, having 16 moons (Chandrakala) one over the other under the canopy of the serpent Naga. 

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