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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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As the battle went on, the asuras assumed several dreadful forms and utilized all the skills of warfare. To the last.  Moreover, they fought on land, in the air and under water uninterrupted.  For six long days it went on Shanmuga, being a Karanajanma daringly encountered every strategy from time to time and proved more than a match to the demonic acts of Taraka and Singamukha and atlast killed them. When the entire army fell down dead, Surapadma rose up from the surging waves in the form of a mango tree and hurried fast like a hurricane towards Shanmuga to smash him to pieces.  Using Devendra as his mount, Shanmuga gave him a taste of the divine valour by dashing him into his island fortress. 

In the dreaded collision that ensued, Shanmuga cleft him into two with his potent lance. Though cut into two, Surapadma taking the forms of cock and peacock continued the struggle. But how long! And to what effect!! Would the amoeba stand against the might of the Almighty Shanmuga---born only to killing him? He fell, yet before his death he tearfully, prayed for pardon. Moved as he was, Shanmuga showed his cosmic form and accepted to make use of his peacock form as his permanent vehicle; and the cock to adorn his banner. 

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