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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

Its plus points are many and varied. And they encompass mortals and immortals, whose joint ventures ended in lokakalyana.  Scriptural evidence to the glory of this sacred place is astonishing in quantity and begins form the Satyayuga, and as the current passes through the ages it gains momentum and opulence.  For it was at this punyakshetra found the celestial kumbha filled to the brim with Amrita and the seed of species used for creating universe after the great deluge - Pralaya, when th  whole universe was submerged in furious floods; it was to this tapobhumi, Vishnu descended in his chariot to bless Sage Hemarishi, who desired to see the Lord with Saranga in his hand; it is this land that is honored with Amrit collected in a tank, when Lord Siva broke the divine Kumbha; it is here the broken Kumbha was made into a Sivalinga and installed by none but Lord Siva himself; it is here Sri Rama gave darsan to his devotees in his coronation robes; it is this place, where the Sun-god was humbled by Sri Maha Vishnu; it is to this holy place the Head Quarters of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham was shifted; it is to this holy place theists reach for Maghasnana, the most potent to purge off their papas; it is here Mundana - the ritual of the shaving of hair on the head to offering it to gods is held sacred and raised to the level of Tirupati, Ayodhya, Prayaga etc. in sanctity and merit; it is this place that served as the capital city of Chola kings for some time; it is this city that claims the honour of having a Brahma temple, not fallen the fortune of world famous temple towns and it is this Phynya Bhumi that celebrates Mahamaham festival once in 12 years on a scale resembling the renowned Kumbha Mela.  Sanctified by scores of such outstanding events this ancient temple city is attracting lakhs of people of all sects of Hinduism since the Vedic time onwards along with different sects other major religions.

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