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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

THE TEMPLE

This reputed thirtha kshetra located amidst green fields and palm grooves bounded by ranges of hills against the back drop of blue sky, enthralls one and all even from miles around.  It beckons the visitors with its lofty tower measuring 134 feet in height.  This broad tower is embellished in the fore with beautiful images of the Trimurthis with Siva in the centre.  Its architectural grandeur deserves careful study, since many adorable deities of Hindu pantheon are artistically made and placed at prominent places in and out of this temple too there are many worth seeing and breathtaking sculptural beauties that detain the aesthetes for hours.

The magnificently carved images are so artistically made that even the veins on the hands and feet are visible.   Devotees enter through the main porch called Natakasala, whose massive pillars and imposing ceiling are beautified with figures of Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Gouri.  Crossing the main entrance they reach Unjal Mandapa decorated with soul-lifting sculptured figures of Manmatha, Rati, Arjuna, Karna on the pillars. Brihaspathi, the Deva guru greets them next in the shrine dedicated to Dakshinamurthi.  Then comes the Vasantha Mandapam, another exquisite piece of sculpture.  It springs a surprise, since the Navagrahas are carved here on the ceiling and to worship them one has to raise his head and throw it back. These planets are surrounded by twelve rishis.  Down below, on the pedestal will be placed the utsvamurthis of Suchindra Perumal and Umadevi, when Vasanthotsavam is celebrated. 

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About Suchindram
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Festivals
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