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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
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TIRUVANAIKKAVAL

There are many small shrines in the Prakarams dedicated to and goddesses of lesser importance, of which the shrine dedicated to Raja Rajeswarar deserves special mention. The Lingam installed
here has five faces and is known as Panchamukha Lingam. There are many sculptures of rare and exquisite beauty of workmanship in this temple and it surpasses the larger Vishnu temple at Srirangam, in architectural beauty.

There are manymandaparns in the temple,
hundred-pillared mandapam, thousand- pillared mandaparn, Vasanta mandaparn,
Somaskandha mandapam, Nataraja mandaparn, Trimurthi mandapam, etc. The inner portion of the thousand-pillared
mandapam looks like a chariot and many wheels, horses and beautiful images have been carved out on pillars. The temple
of Devi Akhilandeswari is built of marble 'stones.

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