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Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
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Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
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 SARVAM SAKTI MAYAM -  TAMILNADU - INDEX

Patteswaram - Durgambika

Mayuvaram - Sri Aryambigai

This august icon was intensely worshipped by the Chola dynasty and the great Rajaraja Chola.

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Situated on the southern bank of river Cauvery and surrounded by many centuries old temples.

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Tirutthani - Tanikachalamma

Narthamalai - Mariamman

Tirutthani, the world renowned Muruga kshetra, and counted one among the six hoary hill abodes of Lord Subrahmanya.

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The historicity of Narthamali, the rest-while capital of Mutharaiya kings seems vying with the spiritual glory of temple.

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Pollachi - Mariamman

Tirukkoilur - Durga

As an up-coming commercial town, next to that of Coimbatore in the south.

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Tirukkoilur, the seat of Lord Trivikrama, the fifth incarnation of Sri Mahavishnu.

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Tirukkoilur - Poongavalli Tayar

Kulasekhana Pattinam

This sacred sannidhi forms an integral part of Lord Trivikrama's temple.



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This sleepy coastal village of Tirunelveli district comes to life as it were, once a year during September - October.

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Kumbhakonam - Kalika Parameswari 

Bannari - Mariamman

The temple city of Kumbhakonam has been the citadel of Hindu culture.


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The Goddess Mariamman is very popular in Tamil Nadu and many temples both ancient and modern.

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Bhavani - Vedanayaki 

Perur - Pachai Nayaki

Although forming an integral part of Lord Sangameswar temple of international reputation.


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INTRODUCTION: Slackness has no place in the general scheme of work, nor does it bring honour to any calling.

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Vridhachalam - Vridhambigai

Poompuhar - Kaliamma 

Situated on the bank of river Manimuthar, Vridhachala kshetra is well know for its ancient temple dedicated to Vridhagiriswarar.

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This ancient port town of Chola empire at once flashes across our minds the tragic tale of chaste Kannaki and her cleat lord Kovalan.

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Pudur - Mariamman

Vaideeswarn Koil - Tayyalnayaki 

This Pudur Mariamman established for herself an indelible reputation as an unfailing Kalpadruma.   

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The emergence of this koil needs introduction for proper comprehension.

                        
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Tanjore - Peria Nayaki

Kanchepuram - Kamakshiamman

The word 'Tanjore' conjures up a vision of a series of multi-coloured pictures of mighty rulers.


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UNIQUENESS: Kanchi enjoys the rare privilege of treasuring up a unique temple culture that none but Kanchi alone.

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Sirkali - Tirunilai Nayaki

Chidambaram - Sivakami Amman

This ancient Saiva kshetra embodies certain spectacular episodes that have neither parallels in the past. 

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The sanctum of Devi Sivakami Sundari lies to the left of NataraJa's shrine.


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Sri Ramgam - Tayaru

Madurai - Meenakshi

UNIQUENESS: Srirangam the EI Dorado of Vaishnavates, enshrining the celebrated image of Lord Ranganatha.

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UNIQUENESS: Pronounce the word MADURAI, upraises anon Mother MEENAKSHI ready to announce that it is her august seat.

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Dindigul - Kottai Mariamma

Tiruchendur - Valli

This fast developing historic town perching at a covetable place in the industrial map of Tamil Nadu.

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This is one of the six holy temples dedicated to Lord Muruga. It has many uniques that demand special attention.

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Ramesram - Parvathavardini

Kanyakumari - Kumari Amman

The island temple of lord Siva called Ramanathaswamy Alayam embodies a kind of charm iresistible. 

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Kanyakumari, the abode of the Virgin Goddess Parvathi, situated at the southern tip of India.


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Patteswaram - Durga

Ambakarathur - Bhairakali

The celestial cow Kamadhenu - bestowed of any kind of boon has four venerable daughters.

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The legendary part of this holy shrine takes us to the Kritayuga.


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Satyamangalam - Pannariamman

Coimbatore - Koniamman

Regarded as one of the Sakti-Peeths, this temple has many awesome features that make the presiding deity stand part from the rest of Sakti temples.

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Heard you ever of Koniamman koil, although Kaliamma, Mariamma, Ankalamma, Gangamma etc.,



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Salem - Kottai Mariamman

Maraikkadu - Sundarapeeta Nayaki

It is quite fascinating to hear the interpretation of the locals that Mariamman means rain giving mother.

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The ancient name of Tirumaraikkadu goes now by the fantastic awe-some name of Vedaranyam.

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Periapaleyam - Bhagawathi

Tirunelveli - Kantimati

This presiding deity established for herself a great reputation that he who worships her.



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The twin temples of Kantimati and Nelliappar have fascinating beginning though they are now tound under one root.

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Mangaadu - Kamakshi

Tiruvaamathur - Vattaperiamman

The cause of emergence of this holy shrine has a long, fantastic legend.

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The legendary name of this holy kshetra is Gomathurupuram.

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Kutralam - Yogapeeta Nayaki

Tiruvannamalai - Abhidakusumambigai

Kutralam is a much frequented and highly venerated thirtha kshetra, where Daivam, thirtham and kshetram.

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Reckoned as one of the Pancha bhuthasthalas, where Tejolinga is worshipped since time immemorial.

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Tiruvarur - Nilotplalambikai

Tiruvarur - Kamalambagai Koil

Here is an ancient temple with difference, perching on a much coveted place in temple history of India.

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The other spouse of Lord Siva called Kamalambigai is installed in a separate spacious mandir.

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Tirukkadavur - Abhirami

Rameswaram - Amman

Though death is certain for every birth, everyone is mortally afraid of it.



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There is no Hindu on earth worth the description pleading ignorance of Rameswaram.

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Madhupiri - Kankali Devi

Sivakasi - Bhairakaliamman

Kankali is a corrupt from of Kamsakali. Legends say that she was born to Yasoda.



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Sivakasi, a fast flourishing industrial town, famous for crackers and highly advanced printing technology.

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Tiruverkkadu - Karumariamman

Uraiyur - Venkaliamman 

The temple's uniqueness lies in giving Vibhutt as prasad, an age old tradition confined normally to Siva temples.

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Any place of worship-modern or ancient is adorned with a tower-vimana raising atop the garbhagriha.

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Tiruvannaikkaval - Akhilandeswari

Thillai - Mahakali

It is one of the Siva kshetras famous in legend and history. It is her lies the  Jaralinga and is submerged water.

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The emergence this koil has a bizarre background Listen Next to Nataraja's temple in Chidambaram.


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Melmaruvathur - Aadiparasakthi

Samayapuram - Mahamayi

Among the temples that emerged into floodlight of peerless fame in the down South recently, credit goes to Adiparasakti Koil. 

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This is a famous centre of pilgrimage. The Samayapuram Mahamayi is a very powerful Goddess with a long legend.

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