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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
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THE TEMPLES OF TAMILNADU - 
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Author

Invocation

K.K.Moorthy was born in a hamlet of Kolar District, Karnataka, bordering on Chittor Dt., Andhra Pradesh.

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Sprayed by the holy waters of Cauvery, Vaigai and Parni of high reputation. 

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Foreword

Introduction 

"The Temples Of Tamil Nadu' by Prof. K.K. Moorthy affords a delightful reading.

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Now comes Tamil Nadu, the cradle of Dravidian culture, packed to its bounds by temples,

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Melmaruvathur

Tiruvannamalai

Among the temples that emerged into floodlight of peerless fame in the down South recently,

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Tiruvannamalai Tirukkoil enshrining one of the twelve Jyothirlingas is a reputed Saiva Kshetra of perennial significance of the highest order.

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Tirukkoilur

Chidambaram

Among the Pancha Krishanaranya Kshetras, Tirukkoilur Sri Trivikramaswami temple occupies a conspicuous place.

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Say Chidambaram and look!  There emerges then on the mental screen the rhytmic foot work and graceful movements of that cosmic dancer.

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Vaideswaran Koil

Sirkali

Heard you ever of the highest divinity descending in doctor's robes straight into war theatre,

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Now remains the scene spectacular that brings out Mother Uma's infinite compassion for the devotees.

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Tanjore

Kumbhakonam

The word 'Tanjore' conjures up a vision of a series of multi coloured pictures of mighty rulers, who by their matchless valour and benign administration..

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Kumbhakonam.  What a name?  With its drum like sounds, it offers at once a grand feast to the ears and sets the mind thinking next,

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Kanchipuram

Srirangam

Kanchi enjoys the rare privilege of treasuring up a unique temple culture that none but Kanchi alone could claim equality with it in matters of spiritual height it scaled,

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Srirangam - the El Dorado of Vaishnavates, enshrining the celebrated image of Lord Ranganatha,

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Palani

Madurai

Palani, the trisyllabled word that treasures up several legends and myths is a combination of two meaningful words PAlA-NEE.

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Pronounce the word Madurai, uprises anon Mother Meenakshi ready to announce that it is her august seat,

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Tiruchendur

Rameswaram

Of the six sacred abodes -- Arupadi Veedus of Shanmuga, the Chief-Field Marshal of the celestial army,

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The island temple of Lord Siva called Ramanathaswamy Alayam embodies a kind of charm irresistable;

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Suchindram

Kanyakumari

Suchindram means 'the purifier of Indra', but it connotes a place imbued with the divine power of converting papa into punya, sin into merit base into pure,

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Kanyakumari, the abode of the Virgin Goddess - Parvathi, situated at the southern tip of India.

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A Bird's-Eye View Of Some Shrines Superb

Of the six sacred abodes -- Arupadi Veedus of Shanmuga, the Chief-Field Marshal of the celestial army,

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