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Palani Dhandhayudhapani
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Supremacy Of Palani Connotation Of Palani
Uniqueness Antiquity
Fame In Bhuloka Muruga Culture And Its Craze
Siva Giri Hill & Legend Archamurti
Mini-Shrines - Aorable Devathas Historicity
Thiru Avaninkudi Perianayaki Temple
Idumban Hill Temple Temples On River Bank
Vaishnavate Temples Vinayaka Temples
Festivals Panchamaritham
Temples Chariot Kavadi
Haulage Winch Sevas - Charges
Temple Timings
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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FESTIVALS

THAIPUSAM

The second that follows is Thaipusam. This is also a 10 day festival held in the Perianayaki temple. As it falls in January -the post harvest season, the exuberance of the agriculturists and their lusty participation lends unique splendour to the temple. The most remarkable feature of this festival is the parading devout Bhaktas bearing kavadis. The yellow robed devotees coming from several distant places dance their way through the streets and reach the Muruga sannidhi to the accompaniment of music both vocal and instrumental. 

Their huge number crosses thousands and safely reaches a six digit figure. Rich and poor, literate and illiterate walking bare - foot from hundreds of miles avail the darsan of the Lord's after hours of standing in long and unending queues. It is rather a test of their spiritual yearning than physical stamina. Another special feature that delights the visitors is the float festival on the tenth day that marks the end of festival. The gaiety and piety surging from the hearts of devotees defies description. 

Many strange and ghastly traditions, like the lips pierced with mini silver lance, and locking of mouth with metal ring to maintain perfect silence and drawing of small make-shift chariot with its chain hooked into the back of devotees strike the eye of the spectators during the festival Well this is India ness and it is equal to none but to itself, being carried on over millimiums.

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Panguni Utharam
Thaipusam
Kanda Shasthi
Agni Nakshatram
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