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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

AHALYA'S EPISODE

The episode stands out in absolute proof of the kshetra's glory as Dharmapitha-a divine spot that delivers judgments to such perfection that none but Nyaya Devatha alone could stand on Par with it.  As the verdicts proved correct they caused terror to the double dealers, even the celestials who passed through the ordeal approved of its perfect justice.  And in course of time it went by the name of Suchindram pratyayam and was continuing till the beginning of this century.  It is second to none, rather nowhere it is practised in the world ancient or present.

The story begins with Devendra. Though he was the King of Gods, he was not king of morals.  He was amoral, though not immoral out and out.  This lowered his status, when he satisfied his abnormal amorous instincts with but a mortal that pushed him to subnormal level. Ahalya, the wife, of Sage Goutama was an engrossing piece of beauty, and she must be as she was, since she was the Manasaputri of Brahma, who created her to be 'Sundari' seen from any angle, and judged by any standard.  Such ravishing enchantress enkindled love in Devendra, whose laxity in morals necessitated him to restoring to a strategy. 

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About Suchindram
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You are Here! Ahalya's Episode.Pg.1
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Historicity
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Festivals
Suchindram Pratyayam
Around Suchindram.Pg.1
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