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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

SRI NAGESWARA TEMPLE

This fine temple lies in the heart of the city too. It has many plus points, and is attracting devotees more. According to tradition, Adi Sesha - Sri Mahavishnu's couch and Surya Bhagawan worshipped here the presiding deity Nageswarar for getting rid of the curses.  It is a big temple with vast courtyards and many subsidiary shrines.  It abounds in many architectural marvels.  The stone chariot of Nataraja done artistically can be singled out as the best specimen of the sculptors artistry.  The construction of the temple is so designed that the rays of the Sun enter into the garbha griha through the openings of the tower thrice a year - on 12th, 13th and 14th of Chaitra month and fall right on the lingam. 

According to legend, it signifies the act of Sun-god's worshipping the presiding deity.  On these three days thousands of people crowd to witness the rare spectacle and enjoying the privilege of seeing Lord Siva along with Surya Bhagawan.  This belief and oddity are on the increase though science quashes off the popular belief as baseless.  

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