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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

HISTORICITY

It is beyond human ingenuity to fix the date of this much hallowed temple.  The Konnyadi tree at the foot of which the three lingas sprouted at the disappearance of Trimurthis after blessing couple supplies a semblance of clue.  The experts who tested its parts pushed its existence to some thousands of years back.  

So the temple was existing when history did not make its appearance.  Available evidence in the form of inscriptions sprits from 10th century A.D. Many rulers of the South belonging to the illustrious dynasties of Pandyas, Cholas, Cheras and Nayaks endowed the temple lavishly, besides constructing and renovating it from time to time.  After 1811 A.D. it was managed by the State, and from 1950 onwards it is controlled by the Devasvom Board of Kerala invested with powers for proper maintenance under the supervision of the Commissioner for Religious Endowments, and later by Tamil Nadu Government.  

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