The aim of this
book enshrining the legends and traditions of sixteen world famous temples is to
shed adequate Night on the glory of temples of Tamil Nadu, and I feel, by a mere
single glance, say reverent perusal, it ignites the slumbering theistic impulses
and directs the reader to them for first hand information for better rapport
that ensures quick and sure progress. As done to the volumes published already,
I strictly followed the format-Uniqueness, antiquity, historicity, traditions,
images, festivals etc. again; for, they are found helpful, and appreciated by
the devout theists also. Of the sixteen included.
The MOTHER of
Melmaruvathur comes first, since it is lying close to Andhra Pradesh border, and
naturally one thinks of entering into it on completing the visiting of the North
India, along with Orissan and Andhra Temples. Moreover, it is a standing
specimen of the new type of temples, bearing the marks of modernism in customs,
although sticking on to the hoary fundamentals.