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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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SRIRANGAM

ANTIQUITY 

The legendary account of this place transports us to Brahmaloka, when Brahma was worshipping this self-same idol in the distant past Brahma's faith in the Omnipotence of this Lord was so boundless that he was worshipping him with utmost fervour regularly.  King Ikshvaku, when he visited Brahmaloka heard of its mahima.  On listening to the efficacy of worship to this Lord, he prayed to Brahma he granting it as gift to utilizing its grace for Viswakalayana.  Convinced with the ideal, Brahma gave it to him. Installing it in Ayodhya - his capital city he was offering daily prayers for bliss. He enjoyed it. It became the family deity later on and generation after generation offered prayers with faith infinite and ardor exemplary.

When Rama, the Seventh incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu ascended the throne he continued the regular worship with redoubled zeal.  After Ravanasamhara, he brought to Ayodhya Vibhishana, Hanuma, Sugriva, his principal allies during the war in Lanka. Before going back, Vibhishana humbly implored Rama to present that invaluable Vigraha as memento to introducing this cult in Lanka Rajya for Lokasanti.  The last word Lokasanti moved him deep and so he accepted to part with it on one condition that it should not be placed on the ground anywhere any time on the way.  Vibhishana nodded and promised to abide by the condition.

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