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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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SWAMIMALAI : It is situated on the other side of the river Cauvery. It is a hill temple dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya, the Field marshal of Devasena.  As it is deemed one of the six abodes - arupadi veedus of the Lord, it is visited by a steady influx of devotees throughout the year.  According to legends, it is here, the Bala Muruga taught 'Pranava mantra' and its efficacy to his father Lord Siva the Omni-compassionate God among the TRIO.  The temple is a superb architectural piece adorned with sculptural marvels.  It enshrines atop and at the base many adorable deities in mini- shrines and pavilions.  The statue of the Mulavar is quite attractive and soul-lifting. It is one of the Yatrashalas for the Saivates and a miss not item in their itinerary list.  Town buses ply from Kumbhakonam and their frequency enables large members visit this from early morning to the late night. 

Oppiliappan Koil: 

Famous in legends as Dakshina Tirupathi Tiruvannagaram, this Arulmigu Vcnkatachalpathy Swamy Koil lies at a distance of 7 Km to the South east of Kumbhakonam. It is one of the 108 divya desas of Vaishnavates and has been drawing thousands of all classes of people over several centuries. This beautiful temple is enshrining many other adorable deities like Yennappan.

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