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The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Prologue Chengannur
Bhavani Mantralaya - Brindavan
Agra Tiruvannamalai
Tiruchendur Vijayawada
Tiruvangad Tiruvangad - Sri Rama Temple
Madhuranthakam Banaras
Nanjangud Talakaveri
Karpara Kshetra Jejuri 
Mantrlaya Adoni
Melkote Phede
Bhadrachalam Morgaon
Sirusangadla Vikarabad
Simhachalam Srisailam
Penugonda Deogarh
Epilogue  
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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TIRUCHENDUR - SHANMUGA TEMPLE 

The Miracle of Shanmuga Image:

The principal image of Shanmuga worshipped now in the temple surprisingly has a fascinating tale to narrate. It was in 1648. when Europeans were trying to entrench themselves in this land. Being aliens, physically and spiritually too, they underestimated the divinity abiding in holy images, and sanctity pervading the places of worship. A certain Dutch plunderer presuming the charming image of Shanmuga made of gold managed to dismantle and carry it with him in his ship. Who could have aided him in that atrocious sacrilege? Who else, if not those blackguards, whose access to it was unrestricted. 

Moral lepers as they were, they assisted him in handing over that sacred icon and his sailing in the night. But how far! Before the temple tower vanished into the horizon, there arose a terrible hurricane which soon developed into a dreadful storm. All on a sudden at it. From where it originated, and at whose bidding are a mystery to the commoners; isn't it? And look, that frightful one tossed the ship terribly and threatened to sink it at once. Would desecration ever escape due punishment by flying or floating? No, it sinks only. There was panic. His supporters and henchmen shivered all over and started counting seconds.

 

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