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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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MADURAI

UNIQUENESS

Pronounce the word MADURAI, upraises anon Mother MEENAKSHI ready to announce that it is her august seat, he dear to heart since time immemorial, and will live there eternally beside her Lord Sundareswar, enshrined in a bigger shrine, to an integral part of her spacious and beautifully sculptured man The words - Madurai and Meenakshi are so inextricably blended that they bear no separation.  They are not two in ONE, but ONE and one WHOLE only that can never yield division, nor desire living in isolation.  They are like Lord Maheswar in Ardhanariswar combination, resenting segregation and preferring enviable union for ever.

So, there remembrance of Madurai flashes across our minds the enchanting, sublime figure of Goddess Meenakshi, standing posture, adorned with resplendent dazzling jeweller and shimmering colourful fabrics, with a lovely green parrot, perching on the bouquet held in her right hand, and left hand gracefully hanging down below her alluring hip.  This life-size well-chiseled image radiates love and compassion through her large, black enchanting eyes, formed like fishes to look upon he adorers with full gaze for showering munificence, just as the mother fish feeds tier progeny with mere sight.

He compassionate dark eyes are like fish, nay fishes heightening the, beauty of her rightly proportioned round face with brow forehead, resting on fully grown checks, separated by well cut nose, lit by red lips, standing on beautiful cone like chin.  The name Meenakshi given at her christening ceremony is qui!, appropriate, say she was named so, on account of the fish shaped eyes that thrilled her parents at first sight.

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