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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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With Kooperunjuga of Pallava origin on the throne history begins Many inscriptions on the walls of prakarams furnish dates of endowments. Chola kings, Hoyasala rulers, Vijayanagar Rayas, Tanjore Nayakas etc. heightened the religious glory of this temple by their liberal patronage, as evidenced by the architectural beauty and sculptural marvels they added to the temple. The tall eleven-storeyed Eastern tower - Rajagopuram measuring 217 feet in height is the contribution of Vijayanagara Kings started by Krishnadevaraya in 1512, and completed by Sevappa Nayak. 

In addition, Krishnadevaraya built the thousand pillared mandapam - an all-time wonder in the realm of sculpture. The Sivaganga tank, opposite the mandapam owes its origin to him. The other four high towers were built at different periods by celebrated theists belonging to generous groups of maharanis, amatyas, sevakas, vellalas and vanija pramukhas. The plethora of information inscribed on walls started in the eighth century and this brings the reader !o the present times, functioning now under the control of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of the Tamil Nadu Government.

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