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Siva Temples In Tamilnadu
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Kurtalam Sankaran Kovil 
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Triuvottur Tiruverkadu
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Kizha Tirumananjeri Sikkal
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Tiruvadaanai Kaalayar Koil
Tiruavanivanallur Tiruvanjiyam
Tirukodeeswaram Tiruchattamangai
Tirumaignanam Tiruvizhanagar
Tirutturutti Tirunallur
Tirumukheswaram Kazhugumalai 
Tiruchengodu Aragalur
Salem Kanyakumari
Tirumanjeri Dindigul
Mahabalipuram Tiruvangadu
Uttamar Tirucadavoor
Tiruvathigai  Matangiri
Kurukkai Virkudi
Tiruvalanjuli Vaideeswaran Koil
Tirupangur Sirkali
Tanjore Madurai
Dharmapuram Thiruvaiyur
Suchindram Kumbhakonam
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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KUMBHAKONAM - ADIKUMBHESWARAR TIRUKKOVIL

Let us begin with Kumbheswarar Tirukkovil; for the city owes its life and name to Lord Siva. The much hallowed Sivalingam is in the shape of kumbha - pot, made of Earth mixed with Amrit by Brahma Himself on the advice of Lord Siva. Just below this much exalted lingam, the idol of Nataraja is installed. According to periapuranam of Sekkizhar, with the approach the great Deluge - Mahapralaya, Lord Brahma was terribly upset and totally paralaysed at the very thought of total destruction to the universe. And if everything including the seed were to be destroyed, how could the universe be recreated ? How to protect the seed ? Who could save this ? Confounded with this puzzling problem, he approached Lord Siva for solution. Lord Siva then advised him to make a pot with earth and amrit and decorate it with thread before keeling a coconut over the mango leaves and Kusa grass p&ed on the pot; this sacred Kumbha filled with Amrit to be kept hanging from a net, tied to a tree on the Meru Mountain. It must be worshipped with bilwa leaves. Done this, recreation problem would be solved. Though implemented the direction to the letter, it was carried away by the great flood, and 'the mango leaves, coconut, kusa grass etc., fell at different places. And they became sacred thirthas later. When Brahma made an intensive search for procuring it, He found the pot at the spot where the present Kumbheswarar Tirukkovil stands.

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The Temple Complex..Pg1
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Someswarar Tirukkovil
Kasi Viswanathar Tirukkovil
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