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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

Among them are found the images of Gnanasambandar, Natarajar along with the poets of the Third Tamil Sangam.  Now Yomes the Kambathadi Mandapam containing so much sculptural wealth that none but the Lord could estimate its worth, much less appreciate.  The status are the best specimens of Dravidian art, and even the connoisseurs gape and gaze at them for hours, but devotees simply join their palms at each piece.  

The eight prominent pillars heightening the grandeur of this Mandapam embody the different manifestations of Siva, conspicuous among them are the images of Lord Mahavishnu in his ten incarnations.  Strange to find such Vaishnava representations in Saiva shrine! It is but due to builder's religious toleration that deserves homage.  Aren't the evolved souls always transcend petty distinctions? This truth is stranger than fiction.  The colossal statues of Agni, Veerabhadra, Ahora Veerabhadhra, Natarajar in Thandava pose and the scene depicting the wedding of Meenakshi Sundareswarar detain the viewers for hours.

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