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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

A Tanjore Art Gallery has beenestablished in 1951, where fine specimens of Gods and Goddesses of different places have been kept to be shown to the public. Figures made out of pith, placed in the Art Gallery, both coloured and natural, are of exquisite beauty, exhibiting the finest skill of workmanship and art.

The Saraswati Mahal, which contains a big library, is considered to possess the largest number of Sanskrit and vernacular palm leaf manuscripts, to the tune of 33,433, beginning as early as the middle of the 16th century. Maharajah Sarabhoji (19th century)established it. The manuscripts number 24,627 in Sanskrit, 1,953 in Marathi, 1,206 in Tamil and 816 in Telugu, on a variety of subjects such as Vedas, Vedanta, Grammar, Music, Dancing, Architecture, Astronomy, etc. Dr. Fernall, who compiled the first
catalogue of the Sanskrit manuscripts, said in 1855 that it was perhaps the largest and the most important. in the world and that it contained a great many useful and very rare or nearly unique books many of which were quite unknown or procurable only with great trouble and expense.

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