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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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Kumbhakonam, What a name? With its drum like sounds, it offers at once a grand feast to the ears and sets the mind thinking next, as to what is connotation would be. Its fantastic past is packed with legendary episodes of a rare kind that merits reverent study and instant adoration.

It is indeed a marvelous city renowned for commendable catholicity-breathing in diversity and breathing out unity. Look! what a strange juxtaposition of Siva temples and Vishnu shrines on the same street! Its rich history embodies such an admirable spirit of unparalleled universality that it recalls to mind the sublimity pervading the ancient paranasalas - the abodes of sages whose tapassakti made the wild lionesses suckle mild deer.  Sure, the religious homogeneity, social amicability and cultural unity that have been existing since ages, are no doubt enviable traits that man craves for, but realises not.  "Does this not afford an exciting topic for animating discussion and an interesting theme for dissertation?" Scholars ask after a visit.  

It is a temple city consecrated by the holy waters of Cauvery, flowing nearby. It has many august associations with divinities that even the Trimurthis were pleased to abide in this divya kshetra permanently for releasing humanity from the thraldom.  As it turned out a favourite habitat of the celestials, descended to bless the deserving devotees, it acquainted special sanctity worthy of full grasp and honest craving for visiting, to cleansing from sins clinging to body due to living amidst santanic elements.  

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