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Siva Temples In Tamilnadu
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Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
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The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
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TANJORE - BRIHADISWARAR TIRUKKOVIL

The Greatest Sivalinga

On entering into the sanctum sanctorum, we are greeted by an overwhelming sight. It is the fascinating spectacle of the enormous monolithic black Sivalinga. Understand, it is biggest of its kind in India and measures 9 feet in height and 23 1/2 feet in circumference. Its extraordinary grandeur is heightened by its superb finish and dazzling surface with glistening polish. It is adorned on the forehead by three rectangular strips of shining silver with a ruby in the middle, standing for ash marks and verimillion. This remarkable dignified Sivalinga is installed on a high flat dias cd1led Avudayar measuring 54" in circumference and 6 feet in height. The beauty of the ornament on head and white cloth adorning the Linga are beyond description. And according to belief gods worship it at nights in their ethereal forms. On account of its abnormal size and exceptional height, an elevated platform is specially built for the priests to stand and perform archana, harati,' abhishekam etc. And more than thirty sacred materials like milk, ash, panner etc. are used for abhishekam. The Sivalinga has many other august names such as Adavallan, Dakshinameruvitankan, Perivudayar etc. It is unique in every respect.

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