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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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Maharastra
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Himachal Pradesh
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Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

TANJORE

There is a small tower 55 feet high on a base of 45 square feet, dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya; the great historianFerguson has said it to be "as exquisite a piece of architecture as is to be found in the south of India and almost divides admiration with the temple itself." The workmanship is considered to be a perfect gem of carved stone work the tooling of the stone in the most elaborate patterns remaining as dear and sharp as on the day it left the sculptor's hands. Ferguson says: "Chola artists conceived like giants and finished like jewelers".

The outer structures are decorated with fine and minute sculptures, which proclaim the immense labor and precision that have
gone into their production. Even a ring worn on the tiny figures can be moved even now after 1000 years, in spite of complete exposure to sun and rain and weather conditions; the figures are vivid and life-like.

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