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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

The entire stories of Anasuya and of the Ramayana have been carved on the northern and southern sides respectively.  By the side of the sanctum there is the main deity of Vishnu, made of eight different minerals, fixed to the wall. There is silver casing to the deity and no water is poured over the image. It is to the processional Suchindra Perumal, that daily ablution are offered.

Round the corridor there are a number of images of female lamp bearers, commonly known as Deepa Lakshmis, attached to each pillar corridor. Unfortunately, the iconoclasts -Tippu Sultan, Chanda Saheb and Baha Saheb - who plundered this temple in olden days, disfigured and mutilated the beautiful carvings of the Deepa Lakshmis by cutting off their hands, noses and breasts. Towards the latter part of the temple management ably reconstructed the mutilated portions.

 

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