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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

KARTHIKA DEEPAM EPISODE

Yet, there is another legend that accounts for the Karthika deepam atop the hill. It appears, once during the amorous sports of Adidampathis - Siva and Parvathi, Jaganmata shut the eyes of Siva for a nimesha. Anon the whole world plunged into deep darkness causing untold suffering to the world; for, the eyes of Siva were none other than the Sun and the Moon. Life sans light is impossible and is akin to body minus breath. So there was destruction in every field which continued for yugas since that one nimesha there in heaven is many years here, when computed in human calendar.

When certain Siddha Purushas acquainted Maheswar with this holocaust, he gave light to the world by opening the third eye. Later, the MOTHER resorted to do penance at Kanchipuram as an act of prayaschitta. While she was doing tapas and worshipping Sivalinga made of sand, Lord Siva determined to put her to test by causing heavy floods, which swallowed a huge chunk of land along with Sivalinga. 

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