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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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About the origin of this region, legends are many and anecdotes are odd and awe-inspiring.  This kshetra was known as Jnanaranya in the dim past.  During the time of Parasuram, the valorous son of Sage Jamadagni, it was the favorite retreat of several sages.  All on a sudden, the sea advanced and submerged it.  Afflicted munis approached Parasuram, doing a great yaga then to expiate the sin of killing kshatriyas, and prayed piteously for intervention.

Parasuram threatened the sea-god to release Agneyastra, if he did not concede to his bidding.  Shivering all over, the sea agreed to recede to the extent of land covered by his axe, when hurled into sea.  The axe when hurled covered the area from Gokarnam to Cape co Morin.  Anon the sea receded from Goa - Gokarnam to the Cape. The sages returned to their retreats and spent a care free life.  So Parasuram is closely associated with the present Kerala for its existence and prosperity and venerated as Agastya in Tamil Nadu.  

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