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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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The assemblage of such rare divinities in the Garbhagriha itself is another notable marvel accountable for the uniqueness of the temple. Surprising it is to hear that the images are made of neither metal, nor stone, but wood. And according to writings and inscriptions they were installed in the dim past, say some scores of centuries before, abut are withstanding the ravages of time, and appearing fresh and bright. Is it not then a marvel of marvels? The fact at once wrings veneration and impresses the visitors with the divinity pervading the entire area. 

As they leave the Karuvari-sanctum sanctorum, they mutter audibly, "What's impossible to the Lord of Lords, when He sent the mighty Mahabali to the neither world with single, simple thrust? Yugas spay come and go, but the Daru Vigraha will stand in its pristine, Purity, inerasable, luminosity and impregnable stability, proclaiming to the world that God's ways are inscrutable and they are to be adored before implementation for the good of mankind".

The Thayar is called Poongovil, and is installed in a huge mandap, which is a rare, specimen of engineering skill and architectural beauty. Another surprising factor that greets the visitors is the Durga shrine. Usually, Durga is worshipped in Saivate temples, but here She is not only worshipped with utmost devotion, but she is receiving special pujas for willingly accepting the role of the custodian of the temple.

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