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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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TIRUVANNAMALAI

Alien Asthikas

Besides several foreigners are visiting the temple quite often for salvation. And tranquility. And lo! There are British Officers too. Among them there is a European Collector, whose devotion merits special mention. The story begins with a great devotee by name Tiruneelakantar Desikar living in Raya Vellore in the last century. His fervent prayers to Lord Siva for a son blessed him with the desired.

He named him Kandappan, who delighted one and all by his precocity and austerity from infancy. Setting aside the marriage proposal, when he come of age, he went to Chidambaram. On being initiated by Muruga Swamigal of great fame, he reached Tiruvannamali for meditation. He choose a sublime spot beside Gorakkanathar tank and continued his tapas. He obtained super human powers. By his yogic powers, he helped many people in fulfilling their desire. A certain childless chettiar was blessed with a son and another Udayar pining for the birth of a boy, was directed in dream by Lord Siva himself to seek his blessings of the sage at Isanya thirtham. 

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