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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

Then began Lord Siva's part. Assuming the form of hunter, he broke the Kumbham with an arrow. The Amrit that fell from the pot spread out on the ground extending to 10 miles.  But at two places it stagnated and became the most sacred thirthas possessing great powers.  One was Mahamagha thirtha and the other Pottramaraikkulam.  Many thirthas emerged from the, places where drops of Amrit fell.  Later a Siva linga was made out of the broken pieces of the Kumbha and he installed at the same place where he found.  It is the very same Sivalinga that is adored at Kumbheswarar temple today.

The place became very famous due to the stopping of Kumbha at this place and it is named after it by the Lord itself.  As Siva, the presiding Deity started showering blessings lavishly on his bhaktas, it became one of the premier pilgrimage centres of India.  With the passage of time, many more miracles happened in this land making it all the more popular and famous for granting boons by gods, installed in several temples, that came up from time to time.

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