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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 sthalapurnam eulogizes the greatness of this place through several of its seemingly fantastic but true stories linked with both divine and historical personages. As it is soaked in divinity since ages it is the first of the five bhutasthalas and called Tejusthalam, others found at Kanchipuram, called Prithvisthalam; Tiruvanaikaval, Apsthalam; Kalahasti, Vayusthalam and Chidambaram, Akasasthalam. Further it is one of the six Athara Kshetras called Manipooraga kshetra. 

It is recorded that they are as many as 360 thirthas and 400 lingams in the eight-mile-circuit of  this sacred Hill - Arunachala. Around the Hill they are many hermitages inhabited by holy personages of supreme spiritual eminence, like Ramanasram, Seshadri Swarnigal Sannidhi, Durvas- asram, Goutama asram, Adi Annamalai temple, Manicavachagar temple, Isanya Gnanadesikar Mutt, Durga temple, besides the famous Virupaksha cave, Sadai Swami cave and Mamarathu cave in the central portion of the top.

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