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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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On the same night Lord Siva advised bhakta Kandappa to reside at Isanya thirtham thenceforward. The Udayar met Kandappa Desikar as bid by Lord Siva and got the boon. Later, when Kandappa Desikar went on ministering to the wants of sick and suffering, his fame spread far and wide. A European Collector suffering from incurable Asthma met him, and was cured miraculously. It cemented his faith in the Desikar, and so he wanted to give him lands. When expressed, Desikar in his inimitable humility said that he could grant as much as he liked to Lord Siva. He did. Once when he was riding fast to Tiruvannamalai for car festival, he was obstructed by heavy floods in the river Pennar. 

Unmindful of the danger, he rode his horse with implicit faith in God and chanting his Guru's name. Desikar received the telepathic message and stretched his hand to the South and lowered it a little. And lo! it lifted the sinking collector and brought him to his asram, some miles off. The collector meeting him explained, but for Desikar, he would not have been alive to tell the miracle and acknowledge his gratitude. There are many more such miracles produced by the soul power of the worshippers of Lord Siva, whose munificence emancipated millions of adorers. This Arunachala Ardhanariswarar has a passion for pure devotion and so no applicant ever grumbled of disappointment, when prayed soulfully.

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