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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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TANJORE

SOURCES

Bhavishyotharapurana is the principal source that embodies a great deal of literature connected with the origin, growth, patronage and administration of this temple, deemed to be possessing the grandest pagoda among the temples of India.  Brihadeswara Mahatya, in a series of interesting legends throws adequate light on this great temple. Rajeswaranataka - a play in Tamil also helps to reconstruct the greatness of the builder and his patronage to the temple.

There are hundreds of inscriptions, besides abundant devotional literature that testifies to the magnanimity of the rulers associated with this temple. Moreover, the travelers accounts and the critical works of the art critics are available in plenty and they help to arrive at the, unbiased estimation of this great work of art. First let us turn to antiquity. 

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