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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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The sacred place where the present shrine is located was a thickly grown forest, where even the cattle were dreaded to go. This and the adjoining land belongs to one Gopal Naiker of considerable means and status. Till 1966, it was not fully cultivated. In this wood, there was a neem tree exuding milk-white fluid. The cow-herds out of curiosity tasted and found it sweet. And lo! it cured certain ailments. In the devastating cyclone that occurred in 1966, it fell and brought to public notice an invaluable treasure - Swayambhu Linga, which is now found installed just below the image of MOTHER Adiparasakti. More or less at his juncture there heard an aerial voice near the house of Sri Gopal Naicker engaged in offering pujas to his house hold deity that the Swayumbhu Linga was to be installed in a -temple soon, for it was Sri Adiparasakti doing penance since ages in that form.

Moreover, Sri Bangaru Naicker is to be entrusted with everything for conducting pujas etc. he divine command was at once honored by building a shed for the time being and installing it there. In course of time, Bangaru Naicker by virtue of adoption as it were by the MOTHER, metamorphosed himself into the Pithadhipathi of the Adiparasakti Peetham. Due to countless miracles performed by him, the temple emerged as an All-Faith spiritual citadel of universal reputation.

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