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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

ANTIQUITY

Though scores of temples are studded to the gates of the city and every shrine merits visiting at least once for darsan, only a few are visited and frequented by the bhaktas.  They include twelve chief temples for Siva, four temples for Vishnu, and one solitary temple for Brahma.  And each has a legend, why more in some cases that is awe-inspiring due to participation by the Trio as protagonists in the plays enacted for the sake of Jagadodharana.  If the narration is given full reins, pages roll into books, and books overflow several stacks.

Hence the limitation and that alone sustains interest and enkindles devotion preparing for a visit. Judicious selection yields right solution.  More than the temples in the town, other worth visiting shrines situated within a radius of 20 KM have a great antiquity and awesome associations, deserving indispensable visitation. Temples like Nachiar koil, Uppliappan koil, Patteeswaran koil, Suryanar koil, Tribhuvanam temple are only a few that fall under this category.

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