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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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Since then the place started growing in importance and many sports of the Lord came to light in every yuga. This sacred shrine finds a coveted place in several scriptures, and is called by different names in. different times. It is familiar as Pullirukkuvelur Seems strange in combination, isn't it? It is a combination of FOUR Tamil words, each standing for a glorious episode that occurred here, besides the temporary First-Aid shed. 

It can be split up into four words - pul + Irukku + vel + oor. And they mean -Pul + = bird, Irukku = Rigveda; Vel = Murugan and oor =planet. It is here, according to legends, Jatayu, the bird who informed Sri Rama of the abduction of Sita by Ravana received funeral obsequies from Sri Rama; it is here Lord Shanmuga received Vel - lance from his father Maheswar; it is here the Rigveda offered prayers -to the Mulavirat, and finally it is here the planet Angaraka was cured. of his leprosy. They all, prayed and praised the Lord for his infinite compassion and unequalled vatsalya. So this was also popular as Jatayupuri, Vedapuri, Angarakapuri etc., each denoting an anecdote rare and great occurred here. The holy tank lying in the southern prakara is called Jatayu Kundam - the place of Jatayu's death.

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