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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

THE TEMPLE 

This temple city is divided into two parts, but they are one and one only for all practical purposes, like the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.  These parts are called Siva Kanchi and Vishnu Kanchi, popularly known as Big Kanchi and Little Kanchi respectively.  

The Kamakshi Amman Temple is located in Big Kanchi and it is in the heart of city.  It is an ancient temple with an imposing tower facing the east.  It enshrines the famous Chakra representing Mother Parvathi called here Kamakshi.  The Chakra is placed in front but not below the image as found in other places, where the yatra receives prayers.  It also houses the image of Sankaracharya of Kamakoti Pita. 

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