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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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SUCHINDRAM

SUCHINDRAM PRATYAYAM

The visit becomes incomplete and purpose unfulfilled, if the significance and procedure of Suchindram Pratyayam is not properly understood.  The ordeal is conducted with an elaborate procedure and that too in full public gaze.  The accused to prove his innocence has to obtain a letter of authorization from the highest authority for undergoing the ordeal at Suchindram.  The yogakkar-the official in charge, on receiving it fixes the time and intimates to the concerned parties.  They are certain ceremonies to be observed before commencement.  The accused along with servants have to observe fast on that day.  The parties and spectators assemble at the Udaya Marthanda Mandapam.

After several rituals to God, ghee is boiled to such a high pitch that the bark and leaf of the Konnayadi tree makes cracking sound when thrown into the boiling ghee vessel.  The accused is made to dip his hand in the boiling ghee and take out the seal kept in it.  If on the third day there are no wounds or blisters on hand, the accused is acquitted: else he is guilty and becomes social outcast. 

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About Suchindram
Uniqueness.Pg.1
Uniqueness.Pg.2
Antiquity.Pg.1
Antiquity.Pg.2
Ahalya's Episode.Pg.1
Ahalya's Episode.Pg.2
Historicity
The Temple.Pg.1
The Temple.Pg.2
The Temple.Pg.3
The Temple.Pg.4
The Temple.Pg.5
Festivals
You are Here! Suchindram Pratyayam
Around Suchindram.Pg.1
Around Suchindram.Pg.2
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