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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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Though the legendary accounts of the temple date back to the Satyayuga, inscriptional evidence fixes its construction, expansion and patronage to the Pallava kings first and Vijayanagara rulers later. The inscriptions preserved give authenticity to several aspects of its construction, like the name of patrons, and the nature of endowments made. The temple administration was passed on to Emperumanar Jeer in the fifties of sixteenth century. It was the Peria Jeer of Tirupathi, who magnanimously appointed one of his disciples Emperumanar by name to minister to the needs of the ever increasing influx of pilgrims. And since then it is being maintained by his successors with due devotional fervour. 

It is now under the aegis of Venerable Thiru Srinivasa Ramanuja Chariar, the 25th Jeer, and under his able and efficient Trusteeship, the temple has launched renovation programme, mainly concerning Towers. Philanthropists and theists are generously contributing their mighty mite to celebrating annual Brahmotsavams and festivals. It is now under the supervision of the H.R. & CE Administration of Tamil Nadu Govt. and with its timely guidance and munificent provisions; it is striving to keeping up its past glorious name and hoary, traditions with the observance of-routine pujas and periodical functions.

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About Tirukkoilur
The Patalakethu...Pg.1
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You are Here! Historicity
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On The Towers...Pg.1
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On The Towers...Pg.5
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