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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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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, commercial superiority it established and political might it displayed.  It has been enriching the glory of our much-venerated Hinduism by its spectacular political achievements, remarkable spiritual associations, and unparalleled literary eminence, since the Vedic times.  Its unprecedented renown springing from more than one segment of national life carved out for itself a meritorious niche in the cultural history of our Akhanda Bharatha Khanda.

Its religious tolerance and political stability were applauded by the incarnations of the august divinities. And the inscriptional evidence available speaks volumes of its former glory.  So it is a temple city with a speciality of high order.  It is to this self-same place, Parvathi was directed to descend for doing penance to purge of the sin of insulting her own Pati; it is this city that was deemed by Lord Siva as one of his two eyes, the other being Kasi; it is this holy Kshetra that enshrines the Prithivilinga representing one of the five elements; it is this Punya Kshetra that was on par with Kasi - the much-hallowed thirtha Kshetra, and also adorns the list of five indispensable pilgrimage centres; it is this Punya Kshetra that was chosen by Sankara Bhagavatpada for establishing one of the Kama k-;oti Peethas for spreading Vedic Dharma; it is this august place that set limits to the presiding deity - Kamakshi Ambika by none but a mortal - 

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