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Vishnu Mayam Jagat
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Divya Tirupathis
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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Tirukudanthai - Sarangapani Temple

This Vaishnava temple - a great contribution by Nayaka kings to religion has several unique features that set it apart from other shrines. Its extensive area covers three acres of land and is munificently endowed by the rulers from time to time. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu and it is richly ornamented. The twelve-tired tower built to a height of 147 feet is quite imposing. The temple contains several ornamental figures and two big chariots of supreme craftsmanship. It was two majestic entrances - one on the southern, and the other on the northern sides. Strange to observe the practice that the visitors are made to enter the temple through the southern during the Uttaraiyana month - 14th Jan to 15th July, and through northern during the Dakshinayan period - 16th July to 13th Jan. The fore and the rear of the sanctum sanctorum is so sculptured to resemble a chariot fitted with wheels and horses, that they seem ready for an aerial flight. The stonecutters workmanship is worthy of appreciation. The chariot shaped garbhagriha is adorned with Vaithiga Vimana and has a strange legend and publishes to the world that Lord Sri Mahavishnu is bhaktaparadeena and grants the desires, if properly involved. The Goddess is called Komalavalli Thayar. According to legend, sage Hemarishi of great spiritual standing desired to see Sri Mahavishnu with Saranga in his hand. He did penance here and when the Lord was pleased, he descended in his chariot direct to the spot, where the sage was doing penance. Hence the chariot shaped sanctum. There is a sculptural representation of this fascinating legend in this temple. Among the others deserving an indispensable darsan is the Aravamudar image installed in a separate beautiful shrine. The special feature of this Aravamudar is that, he is in the posture of rising in hurry to giving darsan to saint Tirumalisai Alwar. Ah! what a kinghip! How .benign is the lord!! And how much power the devotion embodies!!! The holy temple tanks are called Hema Pushkarini and Cauvery thirtha.

It lies in the centre of Kumbhakonam amidst residential quarters, accessible by walk.


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