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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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The main shrine is surrounded by seven prakaras and the outer most measures 3072 feet by 2521 feet. It is called Adaiyavaliam prakara and it contains many streets and lanes.  It has certain shrines dedicated to adorable deities.  The temple enshrining the images of Dasavataras,and a few donated and endowed by Telugu devotees, like Alluri Venkaradriswamy and a host of other patrons, adorned with Vijayanagara style of construction appeal to the eye, and are visit worthy.  The sixth prakara measuring 2180 x 1846, ear marked for the car festival is broad and has many rows of houses. 

It contains the great Samadhi of Manavalamarnuni, besides post office, Ahobila Mutt etc.  The fifth prakara measuring by 1958 x1270, an architectural marvel is housing famous shrines, like Kudal Vanamamalai Mutts, RamclnujaKutam along with choultries to accommodating the bhaktas of several denominations of Hinduism.  The fourth one going by the name of Alwar Tiruchi, measures 1235 x 849.  It has three towers and four gates.  It contains the famous thousand pillared hall measuring 450 x 130.  

It contains Seshasayana mantap, Ramanujacharya samadhi, Krishna sannidhi, Parthasarthi shrine, Chakravarthalwar Kovil, Tayar Temple, Sri Ranganachar Koil, Sriranga vilas Audience Hall etc.  It enshrines the famous Kambar Mantap, besides housing the temple office, shopping complex, gosala, library, museum and many important establishments.  Some shrines are adorned with sculptural marvels, like the slokas on Rama, Varaha etc are fashioned into idols. A fine job! And a grand sight!! It is worth visiting and each has a speciality that pleases the senses. 

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