wishers Mr. V. Sreesan, M.A., and N.R. Srinivasan, MA.. Sub-Editors on the
Editorial staff of Sapthagiri, T.T.D. monthly readily obliged me in lending
source material available with them. 1 offer my grateful thanks to both of them.
Several books in English. Tamil. Telugu and Kannada along with folders and
pamphlets issued by Tourism Department and temples were consulted for .giving
shape, size and sustenance to this volume. And I thank profusely all the authors
and publishers for the help received.
plates - almost all the available material is used except, of course, the photos
of icons. and it is well-known they lie beyond the focus of camera lens.
Available ones are utilised. Last but not least is my offering hearty thanks to
the brothers duo - Sri. 0. Kumar and Sri. D. Babu, Proprietors. Print Point
Graphics, Adyar, Madras for the fine job done. Adorning the section on Vinayaka
with computer figures is a novelty and time consuming work; Yet it was done
grandly. I pray to Balaji, the Lord of Seven Hills to shower his anugrah on them
for enviable progress.
your reaction through letters, I remain.
(Sd) K.K. Moorthy