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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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RAMESWARAM

PLACES OF ITINERARY

INTRESGANDHAMADANA PARVATHA

This sacred place is 4 km off the Mandir.  It is a hillock with a two storeyed temple.  On the top there is a chakra bearing the Rama's foot prints.  And it is believed that Hanuman started his aerial trip to Lanka from this point.  As it is the highest point on the island.  Visitors enjoy the panoramic view of the entire island of 61.8 sqkm surrounded by a blue translucent sea, shining sand dunes amidst trees and green tufted tall palms.  It goes by another name Ram jiruka, which Srirama resting here before and after embanking upon war with Daskantha.  A visit is a must to this and the experience remains in mind forever. 

KOTHANDARAMASWAMY TEMPLE

This reputed shrine situated at the southern west tip of Dhanushkodi amidst sand dunes lies at a distance of 7 kms from Rameswaram.  It has awe-some association and so held in great esteem.  It contains serene images Rama, Sita and Lakshman flanked by Vhibishan in apologitic pose and Hanuman in trumphant mood.  Tradition says that it is at this place Rama gave Abhayam to Vibishanan, when he earnestly sought Rama's protection and tendered apology for his brothers criminal abduction of Mother Sita.  His surrender was accepted and Lakshmana performed preliminery Pattabhishekam to Vibhishena.  This episode is portrayed through beautiful mural paintings.  To mark this great event and commemorate it on grand scale with all honours due, every year during the Ramalinga Pratishta, Rama's idol is brought from Rameswaram for Vibhishna's coronation ceremony.  It is worth attending and the sanctity attached to it remains evergreen.

Situated amidst casuarina trees and wild creepers tightly embracing tall palm trees, it affords a pleasant sight to the eyes.

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