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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 water of Krishnabhadra, now goes by the name Pennar said to have flowed down from the Kamandal of Brahma, while washing the feet of Lord Trivikrama, they are held very very holy. Several accounts narrate that they are more sacred than the waters of the Ganges, or Triveni, for the main reason that they came down from the Kamandal of Brahma, and moreover trickled down from the lotus feet of Bhagawan Trivikrama.

They cure skin disease, besides purging off the sins accrued from birth. Devout Hindus choose this place for offering pindas to their manes and arranging samaradhanas on large scale. Feeding made on the sacred banks has special merits and certain months and days are very efficacious. It is said that a touch of the water, or a sprinkle confers merits. They are scores of Thirthas in and around the temple campus imbued with spiritual powers and each has an awe- inspiring tale to narrate. Illustrious persons bathed in them and sipped several times to be relieved of the gross and dross sticking on their bodies, due to living amidst sinful persons and acquiring certain objectionable traits by either forceful cohabitation or unavoidable association with them.

Several celebrated Maharshis and celestial denizens were lifted by the infinite compassion of Sri Trivikram on this land. Each thirtha has a story of its own and attracts the pious on certain days auspicious, for several purposes like offering pinds, feeding the poor, observing vratas and celebrating festivals. And they are not far from the main shrine.

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