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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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It has reason and there is a story. According to legend, Sri Sankaracharya was an ardent worshipper of Mother Kamakshl addressing her as Kamakoti Ambika and the Mother too was pleased with his devotion.  It appears that this Ambika was assuming the form of Kali at nights and was moving about in that area causing unpleasant disturbances by her dreadful forms.  

People were in great terror and spent sleepless nights. When they sought his help, he implored the Mother to stop her nocturnal rounds for people's safety. Moved by his humanism, she agreed not to stir out at nights. Not satisfied with the agreement, he extracted a promise from her not to go out of the temple without his permission.  She smilingly assured him of her implementation and she did. Accordingly, whenever the procession of the Mother is taken out, the Utsava murthi halts before the image of Sankaracharya to taking permission in accordance with promise given.  How strange! The immortal halting for the permission from a mortal!! Aren't the ways of Gods' inscrutable? 

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