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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

The visitors carry with them indelible impressions to treasure up in their minds to be cherished for ever and ever and ever.  The entire complex is surrounded by a sturdy high prakara with four gigantic nine-storied towers on four sides.  It is about 254 metres is length and 214 meters in breadth.  Of the four, South is the tallest and stands majestic, rising to a height of 160 feet with parabolic curves at the sides.

It was the gift of Sevanth Chettiar, built in the 16th Century. Its sculptural adornments are of high order.  The North tower is called Mottai, and others - East and West are equally grand and rich in sculptural excellences.  Besides these there are smaller ones built over both entrances and garblia grihas of main shrines, adding gra4e and charm to the entire city. 

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