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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

Here also all the Trimurtis are in the same shape of a lingam and it is believed that at midnight Lord Indra comes and worships them till dawn. ‘Mat is why the daily rituals in this particular temple -are over by dusk, leaving the night free for Indra to worship. The white Bull of gigantic stature is known to be 800 years old. This is made out of a paste of holy chanks; consequently its colour is milky white. There are ornamental carvings on the neck. 

At the entrance to the main temple there are two gigantic door keepers, Dwarapalakas. Their physical features are robust and awe inspiring. In two other pillars close by are two gigantic Yalis. The Yali is a lion with elephant’s trunk. It is considered to be the most powerful animal in the world, but unfortunately this species is now extinct. In front of the sanctum sanctorum there is Champakaraman Mandapam with 32 pillars depicting exquisite carvings below the ceiling.

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