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Siva Temples In Tamilnadu
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Tirupparakunram Tiruchi
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Erode Tirunelveli
Kudumaimalai Kodumaballur
Perur Bhavani
Udumalpet Avinasi
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Narthamalai Mayuvaram
Vriddhachalam Tirunageswaram
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Tiruanjaikalam Karuvur
Indranila Tiruvalangadu
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Tirumarperur Triunetrali
Tiruonakanthanathar Tirumakaral
Triuvottur Tiruverkadu
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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
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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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The ancient twin temples dedicated to Kantimati and Nelliyappar have adorned many pages of legends and history due to demonstration of many Sivalilas here. The Sivan Tirukkovil is regarded as one of the five Sabhas called Tamrasabha. Many royal families endowed it lavishly and made it an exquisite gem of sculptural art. Besides it is possessing rare jewels gifted by rulers and philanthropists. The thousand pillared Hall is adorned with beautiful carvings of high craftsmanship and the parivaradevathas are fittingly installed in grand niches. The musical pillars emitting distinct sounds lure the visitors and wring their admiration. It has many fascinating tales.

The town Tirunelveli owes its origin to a devout priest living and adoring this Lord in an exemplary way, and he was called Veda Sarma. As his dedicated life won the appreciation of people, they were regularly gifting him paddy during the harvest season for his maintenance. In a certain year the farmers gave him liberally due to bumper harvest. He heaped it up in his compound. All on a sudden there was a heavy down pour and the river overflowed its banks. His paddy was threatened to be engulfed by the flood and would soon be carried away by it. He then ripped open his heart and prayed to His istadaivam piteously to come to his succor. Soon a stockade - Veli was materialized in a flash around his Nel-paddy and protected it from being washed off: The overjoyed crowds hailing his devotion called this place Nel-veli. Later, it became Tirunelveli due to addition of prefix Tiru to praise its glory. With the passage of time, a big temple came up and around it a big town too that became the head quarters of district.

The temple lies in the heart of the Tirunelveli town, the head quarters town of the same name enjoying all transport facilities.

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About Tirunelveli - Kantimati Nelliappar Tirukkovil
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