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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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Somanatha

VEDARANYAM

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There is an imposing idol of Goddess Durga at the northeastern comer of the temple, devoutly worshipped by the people. This is made of black granite out of a single stone. At the pedestal there is the head of a buffalo. The Goddess has eight hands, holding different weapons of destruction and blessing like Sankha, Chakra, Bow and arrow, Sword, and Dagger. On the left hand is a parrot and the mood of benediction is shown by the right hand.

The idols have all been well carved. There are a number of paintings and drawings, which are worth seeing. The most important of these are those of the 63 Nayanmars, Nataraja dancing, Kalasamharamurti, Chandrasekharamurti, Dakshinamurti, Veerabhadraswami, Gajasamharamurti, Mahavishnu in the company of Sri Devi and Bhu Devi, and Sri Rama.

In all Siva temples of the South, Chandikeswara is an import-Ant deity, but in Vedaranyam temple not only Chandikeswara, but also his consort Chandikeswari, are placed together, which is very peculiar.

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Vedaranyam--63 Nayanmars
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