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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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Brahma too could not, despite flying higher and higher, but accidentally he saw a ketaki - fragrant flower coming down from a top and requested it to give evidence of his seeing the top. It agreed. So he declared his victory, citing the Ketaki flower as witness. Enraged at the insolence of Brahma, Lord Maheswar cursed that Brahma would not have any separate temple for him anywhere in the world, and Ketaki be prohibited for puja. 

Lord Vishnu was given then the pride of place. The victor and vanquished - then prayed to Maheswar to establish himself here as hill, and to take the form of Jyothirlingam for worshipping by devotees at the foot of hills. Conceding to their request, lord Maheswar proclaimed his willingness of appearing in the form of Jyoti every year on Karthika Pournami to mark this event. Thus emerged, the celebration of the much-venerated Karthika Deepam festival every year with unusual devotional fervour. Lacs of persons participate in the Beacon Festival on that auspicious day, illumining the whole town, and is seen for miles around and for three days it burns unhindered and undiminished.

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