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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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Padma purana embodies an episode that illustrates the greatness of this day.  The story goes that once Mura, the son of Talajangha became a terror to the pious and caused grief in several ways.  Even the august Trio were not spared.  At times they used to take to heels to places of safety.  It happened to Sri Maha Vishnu too. Harassed by his asura krityas, Vishnu went to Badarikasram for temporary relief.  He selected Simhavathi Cave for rest.  Before entering it, he gave word to his yogamaya to keep guard the Cave.

Mura searching for him reached this spot.  Seeing Mura approaching in his terrific expect, yogamaya created one goddess called Ekadasi Devi as powerful as, nay more powerful than Mura.  In the encounter, the dreadful demon was destroyed.  Vishnu learnt on waking up all that happened during the period of his rest.  Gratified with her powers and devotion, he blessed her with a boon the ability to destroy the sins of people, who observe fast and offer prayers on that day called Ekadasi Day.  Since then the adorers of Vishnu observe fast on this day and offer soulful prayers.

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