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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

Sri Sankaracharya; it is this place that was visited by Bhagawan Buddha and has the honour of listening to his amogha Dharma; it is this city that enjoyed the status of capital city of Tondaimandalam for centuries; it was here during the Sangam period, literatures thrilled the scholars with royal banquets; it is here Dharmapala Bodhisatya was born and Buddist logician Dinnaga lived; it is to this city the imperial monarchs vied with one another to empty their treasures to building of temples for both Siva and Vishnu; it is this city that was visited by foreign travelers, like Hieun Tsang, who recorded its eminence, with rich,Tributes, it is this city that gave asylum to several religions like Jainism, Buddhism, Vaishanavism, Saivism that flourished with unenviable amity; it was here the reputed Poet Bharavi, the Sanskrit luminary lived and authored the renowned Kiratarjuniyam, and also the well-known Sanskrit scholar Dandi lived; it is the city that was ruled by the illustrious monarchs from every celebrated dynasty like Pallavas, Cholas, Rastrakutas, Vijayanagara Nayaks; Pandyas; Kakatiyas, Marathas together with Muslims and Britishers; it is to this town's chief temple Robert Clive presented a necklace, when convinced with its divine power; it is this city despite divided geographically into two parts called Vishnu Kanchi and Siva Kanchi, is enjoying religious tolerance of supreme adorable type. Its very name has a ring of imperial majesty and spiritual aroma.   Endowed with such merits and achievements, this holy city has been attracting pilgrims, tourists since the Satyayuga.  Very few cities of India claim such spirit of catholicity as this holy city, now contented with the status of a District Headquarters town of some little importance.

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