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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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Of the temples built for Vaishnavate gods, the Varadaraja temple comes first.  It is built on a hillock. It has several architectural excellences and was built by Vijayanagara Kings.  Of the many picturesque celebrations of this holy temple, the Garudotsavam celebrated in Vaisakha Masam is the best and receives priority.  The rituals performed and decoration made are awe-some and thousands of persons from far and near visit on this gala festival day.  The temple contains a hundred Pillared Hall adorned with excellent sculptural representations. 

Among the marvels that deserve appreciation here is the double pillars beautified with figures of riders on horse back, and stone chains cut in a single granite stone. It has another attraction.  The carving of a lizard on the ceiling of a big hall draws Hindu pilgrims most to venerate it by touching, under the belief that evil will affect not them, even if that obnoxious creature falls on them by accident.  The Vijayanagara Kings who built all these temples left a rich heritage serving both to devotees and art lovers.

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