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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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TANJORE

'The stone covering the top of the
vimana below the spherical-shaped stone stupa under the Kalasa is a single block of granite weighing 80 tons. This gigantic block of stone is said to have been lifted up to a place of such a high setting by means of an incline scaffolding built from a village, Vayalur, four miles away from Tanjore on the road to Kumbakonam. On this stone there is a beautiful octagon shaped stupa? The height of the Kalasa placed on this stupa is 12 1/2 feet This Kalasa is made of 3088 palams (9249 tolas).

Of copper and covered over with gold plates weighing about 250 palams. In the third story there is a figure of a European wearing a bowler’s hat. Some say that a pious architect hailing fromKancheepuram, who was probably an astrologer also, had cut this model of a European there to show his prediction that the Chola Nayak and Maharaja kings and the English would successively rule over the land.

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