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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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Just a few feet above, at a distance of 60 feet lies the grandiose Vivekandanda Memorial built in 1970 by the indefatigable efforts of Sri Eknath Ranade, on the occasion marking the 77th Anniversary of Swamiji's historical speech at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. 

This modern architectural marvel combines in itself many styles of craftsmanship, like Pallava, Ajanthan, Pandyan etc.  It has several parts, like Mukha Mandapam, Sabha Mandapam, Dhyana Mandapam, 6ikharmas etc. all are done according to Silpha sastra - following injunctions of Agamas at every stage of construction.  

An imposing life size bronze status of Swami Vivekananda draped in Parivrajak costume in standing posture is installed on a high pedestal in the Sabha Mandapam. A wide variety of floral designs on the ornamental columns and ceiling lifts the viewers to blissful world for awhile.  The two well; decorated niches built near the entrance facing the East are enshrfn ng the life-like portraits of Sri Rama Krishna Paramahamsa and Sri Sarada Devi. 

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