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Siva Temples In Tamilnadu
Index Tenkasi
Kurtalam Sankaran Kovil 
Tirupparakunram Tiruchi
Tribhuvanam Tiruvarur
Tirunallar Tiruvottiyur
Mylapore Tirukkaikunram
Erode Tirunelveli
Kudumaimalai Kodumaballur
Perur Bhavani
Udumalpet Avinasi
Kodumudi Tirumayan
Narthamalai Mayuvaram
Vriddhachalam Tirunageswaram
Pattisam Darasuram
Tirupurambiyam Tiruvidaimarurdur
Vellore Dharmapuri
Chinnamanur Achcharapakkam
Tiruanjaikalam Karuvur
Indranila Tiruvalangadu
Tiruppasur Tiruvenppalam
Tiruvirkkolam Takkolam
Tirumarperur Triunetrali
Tiruonakanthanathar Tirumakaral
Triuvottur Tiruverkadu
Vada Tirumallaivayil Tirukkachur
Tiruvakkari Tiruthuraiyur
Tiruthigai Tiruvenninallur
Tirupennagadam Tiruchipuram
Kizha Tirumananjeri Sikkal
Sitraimur Tirukkaichinnam
Tirukandrapur Vedaranyam
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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TIRUCHI - TAYUMANAVAR TIRUKKOVIL

This world famous historic city contains many spiritual treasures in and around it, that are luring a steady stream of devotees and tourists throughout the year. Srirangam, Tiruvanikkal, Tirupparaithurai, Voilur are only a few to mention among them. In the heart of city, and on the top of the hill there is a great Tirukkovil dedicated to Siva. And the Sivalinga is a very huge one that raises and joins the palms at its very sight. Placed on a high dias and decorated with ash marks and a round sandal paste in the middle, this Siva appears in the benign aspect and rains boons on the devotees over and above their expectation. And justifies the attribute of Karunaikasindu aptly added to His name. Here Saivagama worship is offered with due veneration. The story of His getting the popular honorific title -Tayum Anavar is quite captivating and deserves constant mention for emancipation.

According to belief current, once a pious lady was experiencing labour pains one day, when there was heavy down pour. Her mother, who could attend on her had to come from a nearby village, lying on the other side of river Cauvery. As the river was in spate and rising every minute, the unfortunate victim wailed in distress. Who will listen except that All-benevolent Siva and readily come to the rescue of the Saranagata ? Soon, the suffering victim was visited by an unknown mid-wife, who successfully attended to the delivery process. Before the wonder ceased, there appeared the human mother braving the calamity of crossing the river. In a flash, the divine mother disappeared. The grateful devotees built a befitting memorial to the Lord on the hill spending liberally. The Lord was named `Tayum Anavar' which became corrupt and now popular as Tayumanavar. There is no limit to Siva's anugrah, nor novelty and literature ever capture His infinite mercy in words or innovations. There are huge icons installed beautifully in the minishrines.

This lies in the centre of Tiruchirapalli city commanding airways, roadways and railways.

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