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The Temples Of Tamilnadu
Index Author
Invocation Foreword
Introduction Melmaruvathur
Tiruvannamalai Tirukkoilur
Chidambaram Vaideeswaran Koil
Sirkali Tanjore
Kumbhakonam Kancheepuram
Srirangam Palani
Madurai Tiruchendur
Rameswaram Suchindram
Kanyakumari A Bird's-Eye View
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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A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF SOME SHRINES SUPERB

III. GANGAIKONDA CHOLAPURAM 

Conquest of any kind, or of any dimension, commemorated with due pomp and splendor is a commendable tradition followed from time immemorial.  It publishes the victor's extraordinary provides-mental or physical, spiritual or material and perpetuates his glory.  Many kings built towers of victory and temples for gods after digvijayayatras in the past.  Among them, Gangaikondacholapuram stands pre-eminent, exhibiting the unforgettable victory of King Rajendra Chola after vanquishing the kingdoms lying on the banks, Pavana Ganga in the north. 

As his achievement was unique and exceedingly great, sp is his monument--a city of unequalled splendor.  This city enjoyed the privilege of his capital also.   Another gem of those Cholas called King Kulothunga I built a very splendid temple and dedicated it to Lord Siva.  It resembles the Brihadeeswaralayant of Rajaraja Chola, whose monument proved unique and is standing as a specimen of all times, all countries, and all builders.  It is like its counterpart the Tanjore temple is possessing a lofty granite erection over the sanctum.

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