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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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There are many mini shrines housing the august deities, like Vinayaka, Muthukumarar, Balambal called Thaiyalnayaki etc. It contains many shining bronze statues of deities, like Angaraka, Nataraja, Jatayu, Somaskandhar, Singaravelar, Bikshadanar etc. According to tradition it is here Sri Rama performed the last rites for Jatayu. Moreover, Angaraka, Surya, Sampathu, Jatayu etc. worshipped the Moolavar - Maheswar with great veneration. Hence deemed a most visit-worthy place.

Lord Subrahmanya here goes by the name of Muthakumarar and the idol is very big in size and attracts most due to the stonecutter's excellent craftsmanship. As the story .goes- Lord Muruga got his powerful vel from here. Krithigai festival is celebrated with great éclat. Another plus point this holy temple claims is, it is here alone the Planet Mars - Angaraka is worshipped and nowhere in India such significance is given to him. Weekly pujas are performed with utmost enthusiasm. His bronze statue is extremely beautiful and wrings veneration by its size, lusture and decoration. It is here he was cured of his disease too.

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