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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

AROUND SIRKALI - POOMPUHAR

Lying at about 15 km off the temple of Srikali, this once world famous sea port is occupying a conspicuous place in the history of India. And literature too. Known to foreigners like Ptolemy and Pliny as Puhar, this harbour city is situated at' the confluence of river Cauvery with the Bay of Bengal. It was the Principal port of the imperial Cholas and the seat of the immortal characters - Kannaki and Kovalan whose exemplary life portrayed masterly by Ilango in Silappadhikaram, is passing for a master piece of all times.  But that city was submerged long ago. 

In 1973, its ancient glory was revived by Tamil Nadu Government by constructing a fittingly superb Art Gallary that depicts the major scenes of the Silappadhikaram.  Other monuments raised then - Pavai Manram, Ilango Manram, Negungal Manram, Kotha Pandal are equally grand and luring the tourists and pilgrims alike.  For the students of history and scholars who desire to wander amidst the excavations, it afford; a rich experience for strolling through time.  On the way the visitors halt at Tiruvalnadu famous Saivakshetra dedicated to Agoramurthi.  These two have eternal attraction to asthikas and Paryatakas.

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