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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
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TANJORE

Probably it was a derogatory dress for upper class people of the 8th century A.D. and forgotten; during the period of transition and foreign and English rule, English dress came to prominence and our local dress was forgotten. Similarly the dress of the ladies was of so fine a texture and transparency, that it revealed the contours of the body, though the cloth skirted it in several folds. On close study it can be seen from the border of the sarees that the figure was not nude, but the finery of the stuff had made it look so. This goes to show that wonderful varieties of
-fine hand-woven sarees were in use in Tanjore District during 800 A.D.

In this connection, it is worth mentioning that the District of Tanjore is justly famous as the home of Bharata Natyam, Carnatic
Music and Drama. These arts received great encouragement from successive rulers of Tanjore. It is recorded that during the time of Raja Raja I the drama called Rajeswara Nataka used to be enacted in the great temple during the Vaikasi festival.

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