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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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MELMARUVATHUR

SAKTIMALA & IRUMUDI

Wearing of Mala and carrying Irumudi to the temple it seems was first introduced in Sabarimalai and has been popularized by its bhaktas elsewhere. Its potentialities are many and the impact tremendous, though the injections prescribed for self- purification are rather very hard. It instills numerous covetable virtues, like mutual regard, freedom of worship, self-confidence, steadfast devotion and discipline, but it is limited to men only. This is not fair; women are segregated totally. Certain sections of the Adi Parasakti devotees prayed to the MOTHER to setting right the injustice and granting a boon of equality for offering prayers with Saktimala. 

The temple felt the appeal reasonable, and so it has extended through Arul Vak to all the people irrespective of age, sex, caste, creed, cult, region, religion, language, nationality etc. - the obnoxious reptiles growing at the vitals of society. Hence every year, nearly a lack of devotees are visiting the temple with Irumudi and offering prayers. This is another commendable tradition that enhanced the prestige of the temple to a great deal.

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