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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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Certain persons--divine or human receive adoration more for their inherent nature than their potentialities. Ironical it seems that more than the benefic nature, the awesome malefic intention draws people towards it and keeps them as vassals. To cite an illustration from divine personages, Saturn can be singled out and by his awesome office and seemingly arrogant nature he is extending his sway both over terrestrial and celestial worlds. Though he has but a few separate shrines, he finds minishrines for him in every temple and is invariably worshipped more out of fear than bhakti. Incurring wrath to him means inviting untold misery and insurmountable suffering. His grace elevates people and ensures a carefree sojourn in the world.

There lies a reputed temple for Sani Bhagawan at Tirunallaru, 5 km off Karaikkal, once a French principality, but now under the governance of Tamil Nadu. This famous abode is an integral part of the temple - Dharbasayaneswar, one of the several names of Lord Siva. Here Lord Saturn is installed in an imposing niche, inside the outer wall of that big Siva temple.

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You are Here! Tirunallaru.Pg.1
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