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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
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Temples & Legends Of India
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Somanatha

SUCHINDRAM

The features of these lamp-bearers vary from pillar to pillar, showing the different styles of dressing and decorating the hair.  The different designs of ornaments used in olden days can also be seen. Only one such Deepalakshmi was not disfigured and mutilated, and that is the one which a faces Siva, apparently out of fear of that divinity.  In the northern corridor there are four musical pillars cut out of a single block of granite stone, in the fashion of slender cylindrical rods, producing different musical sounds when tapped. Two pillars have 33 cylinders arid, the other two have 25 cylinders.

One pillar having 33 cylindrical rods gives the sound of Jalataranga and the other one of a Tambura. One of the pillars having 25
cylindrical rods gives the sound of Mridangam (drum) and the other of the Sitar (the harp) - Selection of the different kinds of stones which can produce different musical notes, and the skill shown in making the cylinders numbering 33 and 25 from a single block of granite with the crude chisel of the sculptors, is a real marvel, which should be seen to be understood. 

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