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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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This tiny but pretty popular shrine situated atop the Rock Fort is the star attraction for all kinds of people - yatris. paryatakas, sthanikabhaktas etc. From the foot at the hill an ascent of -137 steps takes us to the feet of this Pillayar, who according to legend receiving a low  from Vibhishan for having placed the Ranganatha image on the ground, rested here for some time and then lured by the spectacular colourful scenery in and around the Srirangam island settled down here for ever. Half way up lies the famous Thayumanavar shrine dedicated to Lord Siva. 

The 100-pillar hall and its sculptural marvels are worth-seeing.  The beautifully Rock-cut cave temples built by Pallavas, lying on the southern face of the rock deserve a reverential visit.  These are heightening the glory of Trichy the ancient Cauvery delta town, which played a decisive role during the Carnatic wars in the 18th century. This Rock Fort bears many marks of the monumental achievements made by natives rulers - Cholas and particularly Nayakas of Madurai, and with its rich history detains the sight- seers for hours.  The tank pavillion - the venue of the temple's float festival, celebrated during the month of March every year is the biggest draw of the city.

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