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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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UNIQUENESS

On account of demonstrating divine sports and drawing people to his sannidhi for emancipation, this Muruga kshetra perched at an enviable place and made other age-old shrines pale into insignificance; for it was to this place, celestial dignitaries like Surya, Agni together with Mother Lakshmi accompanied by Parvathi descended once to worship him for tiding over their difficulties and gain illumination; it is this Lord considered as the Gnanapandit; it is this Muruga famed as the custodian of Tamil culture and literature; it is this temple hailed as the best among his arupadai veedugal; it is this Lord regarded as the infant aspect of Maheswar; it is this Lord renowned as the prince charming among the gods; it is this dauntless warrior, who subdued and destroyed all the danavadhamas, who caused night mares to Devendra and celestials; it is this Lord's compassion boundless that transformed Surapadma, the formidable demon into his vehicle - Mayura according to death wish; it is this temple alone among the six hill temples providing the old and infirm devotees with haulage winch service for reaching his sannidhi; it is this temple's emergence coincided with sage Agasthya's south - wards journey with his disciple Idumban, who fought dreadfully only to become his sentinel at the end; it is this spot of his setting foot first after leaving Kailas now goes by the name of Avinankudi; it is at this holy place Muruga held his royal court of all gods and saints and emancipated them; it is here he decided to put on saffron dyed clothes and deer skin in token of eschewing worldly possessions; it is here in the vicinity lies the Saravana Poigai - a sacred step - well tank that destroys the accumulated sins of any person with a mere dip, or even by symbolic use of its water sprinkling over the head; it is this Avinankudi temple finding a place in legends as the third Padai veedus and it is this temple's annual income through Hundi collections etc., crossing crores enabling the temple management undertaking several humanitarian services, like founding of premier educational institutions, running of service organisations and with many commendable features supreme, this Muruga kshetra earned an unenviable reputation among the temples of South India in general and Murugan Tirukkoils in particular.     

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