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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 workmen are specially reputed for their skill in making silver articles. Jewels made here draw great appreciation. Gold inlay on silver, called Gangajemin, was once specialized in Tanjore. Enameling of jewels by a peculiar method was another craft of Tanjore. The work was called Munnkkachi. Now this art has disappeared. Calligraphy or the art of beautiful and elegant writing was at the peak during the period of the Maratha rulers of Tanjore.

Festival days: Every month, the day on which the ruling star is Satabhishag is treated as a festival as that was the ruling star at the time of Raja Raja's birth. The other festival is Krittika day in the month of Kartika. The annual festival for 9 days is celebrated in the month of Visakha, during which the drama of Raja Rajeswara is also enacted.

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