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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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KANCHIPURAM

AROUND KANCHIPURAM 

MAMALLARURAM : Mention Mamallapuram - a marvellous open-air museum. studded to its bounds with abundant sculptural wealth of Pallavas, manifested in rock-cut temples, monolithic pachyderms, magnificent rathas. giant - sized statues and a thousand year old light-house appears before the mind's eye and beckons you for an instant visit.  It recreates the glories of once flourishing port of Pallavas throbbing with life as the trading ships docked with exotic merchandise from for-off continents.  Sauntering along the shore, you feel elated at the sight of huge boulders with bas relief work on one side and the breath-taking view of the turquoise waters of Bay of Bengal rushing towards the execute Siva and Vishnu temples, adorned with pyramid shaped spires.  

These fine 8th Century temples are the work of Nandivarman II. the illustrious Pallava King.  The panel work of the nine rock cut temples excavated out of huge rocks delight both laymen and art- lovers.  Among them.  Mahishasura Mardini, Durga and Abantasayana detain you long. The five rathis named after Pandava heroes and the excellent bas relief carved on the huge 27 X 9 meter rock offers a grand feast to the eyes.  A visit lifts the soul and fills the heart.  It is about 25 km off Kancheepuram. 

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