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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 iOf India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

TIRUVADANAI

After devoted prayer and penance, he regained his original form at this place. The name isderived from this mythological incident (Tiru-sacred; Adu--goat; Aanai-- elephant; the sacred place where the goatheaded elephant regained his original form). The name of the goddess in this temple is Snehavalli.

The gopuram of this temple is a specimen of Dravidian art presented in the upper stories. It was recently renovated by the benign patronage of some film magnates of Madras. Their work is praiseworthy. The
surface of the gopuram depicts various
life-like pictures from the different anecdotes, of Hindu mythology. The pictures are painted in oil and exhibit vivid
descriptions of the incidents depicted. The
tower of the gopuram can be seen from a
distance of about 10 miles-so gigantic is the structure.

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