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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 so coincided that Lord Maheswar was attracted by her unearthly glamour and blooming beauty. Soon consultations etc. were initiated, and they ended in fixing the alliance.  When everything was going on smooth towards the happy solemnization, Narada, the celestial trouble-shooter entered the scene to frustrate that divine union; for, that demon could be killed by a Virgin only.  It was the boon he got, and that was his plus point.  And it the wedding were to take place as proposed, neither the Mother Earth would be relived of her anguish, nor the purpose of parasakti's assuming the form -of Virgin would be accomplished.  Keeping Lokakalyana in mind, he approached both the patties in the role of well-wisher and fixed a certain midnight as auspicious hour for solemnization.

Convinced with the planetary position, all agreed. Extremely jubilant at the prospect of getting united with Parvathi, Lord Siva started with pramadaganas etc. for Kanyakumari, the bride's place. When he was half-way, he heard the crowing of cock, heralding the break of dawn.  It was Narada's play, who taking the cock's form crowed, only to stop the wedding and enabling the Virgin to kill Bana. Missing the opportunity of marrying, dejected Maheswar, settled down at Suchidram.  And the dispirited Parvathi took a vow then to remain as Virgin for ever.  

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