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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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TIRUKKOILUR

This tiny figure approached Mahabali for a gift of three feet of earth. Renowned for gifting away anything and everything, the supplicant desired, he granted the request, through Sukrachari, his Kulaguru intervened and dissuaded; for, it was Sri Mahavishnu who came in the form of dwarf to harm him. The noble Mahabali set aside his plea, saying that if once a word given was given for ever and there was no going back on it, come what may. 

Lord Mahavishnu assuming His viratrupa measured the whole earth with one foot and the sky with the other foot. He than asked the King to account for the third foot, Mahabali showed anon his head and bowed very low. Vamana placed His foot on his head and pressed him to the nether world to rule there permanently thenceforward. 

Moreover, He magnanimously accepted to be his sentinel to guard him eternally, for having kept up his word, despite warning in advance. When the asram acquainted Mrikanda Maharshi with the apurva sobha and anatha sakti of Sri Mahavishnu, while measuring the universe with the gigantic size of His foot, he desired to feast his eyes with the Bhagawan's viratrupa.

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