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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

THE TEMPLE 

The temple situated on the eastern coast of the island is a marvel of Dravidian art.  The sanctum covers an area of 15 acres about 865 feet from east to west and 657 feet from North to South and is surrounded by high walls on all four sides with tall imposing gopurams on three sides - east, west and south, and the one on the North is yet to be finished.  It has three prakaras containing the most beautiful corridors a spell binding the like of which the world has yet to produce and likely may not, due to theism given a decent farewell by rationalism.  

There are several mandapams housing many minishrines with spacious halls Infront for celebrating occasional pujas and are adorned with rare sculptures to attract both theists and connoisseurs alike.  As the visitors enter through the eastern gate after bath in Agnithirtham-part of Mahodati, they are greeted by Anjaneya enshrined in a beautiful minishrines.  The statue painted in red is in the North Indian type.  As they move further, they are bewildered at the rows of gigantic statues of Sethupathis - mounted on high pedestals forming the lower part of massive pillars of the Mandapam. 

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