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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

TANJORE

Tanjore from the earliest times was also known all over the world for its delicate textiles. Cotton printing was once the biggest industry in Tanjore and the product was much sought after in England and other European countries. A peculiartextile called Taktti cloth is even now the famous produce of Tanjore. On silk or cotton cloth designs are imprinted with gold powder.
In the outer corridor of the temple, adjoining the sanctum, there are several shrines dedicated to several Gods and the most interesting one it of Jwarahareswarar, the God controlling fever. The body of the deity is besmeared liberally with sandal paste.

It is believed that if a man suffering from chronic fever offers an ablution of sandal paste to this deity the fever subsides. The fact has been experienced by many. The great temple of stone and its massive structure of 216 feet high is decorated with elaborate sculptures, images of the Hindu
pantheon and decorative mouldings. On the parapet of the temple there is an image of Buddha depicted on the eastern side. On the northern side there are 4 human figures with bowler hats, which are supposed to be Europeans.

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