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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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SIRKALI

THE BOAT CITY

This sacred place is also called Thonipuram - The Boat city. It has a legend and a queer one at it. During the Mahapralaya, the whole earth was submerged under water, except this region, which for mysterious reasons was dry and unaffected by the fury of the flood.

Lord Maheswar accompanied by Parvathi roved to this place, then standing high above the flood. Charmed by its sanctity, he made it his abode. And so this was given the name of the boat city. And Sirkali the present name it bears is due to Kali's offering prayers to the Lord with great fervour. It was also called Sri Kalipuram, and Sirkali is a shortened one and it is now popularly known by this only. To its North-West, lie the other two shrines named already.

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About Sirkali
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Background
Siva As a Hunter
Uma Maheswar....
The Main Temple
You are Here! The Boat City
Festivals
Around Sirkali....
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