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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

MAHAMAGHAM TANK

This much-hallowed tank is situated almost in the heart of city, and covers an area of 20 acres.  It has sixteen Mandapams along the four banks, and they contain minishrines housing many deities.  A bath in the sacred month of Magha, according to tradition is quite efficacious and hence pouring in lacks of people during the festival, celebrated once in 12 years.  Bhaktas from hundreds of miles travel to this city and avail this rare opportunity.

According to legend, all the sacred thirthas of our Akhanda Bharat coming underground enter into it and make it most holiest, due to their confluence on the auspicious hour of the conjunction of the Moon with Magha Nakshatra and Jupiter on the Full Moon day in the month of Magha. 

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