Temples of South India

Temples of South India

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Author: Ambujam Anantharaman
Publisher: Westland Books
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 404
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788188661428


South India is fortunate to have so many temples that are symbols of grandeur and intricate architecture. This book takes the reader on a journey through most of the prominent temples in this region covering the history, the legend, and devotional and societal aspects.

Detailed information, which will help tourists plan a comfortable visit with regard to mode of travel, accommodation, weather and attractions near the temples along with a list of cautions primarily meant for the foreign tourist, has been provided. This second edition has detailed information on major temples not included in the first edition.


Tamil Naduon

I. Temples OF Tamil Nadu :
1. Sriperumbudur-Birthplace of Sri Ramanuja
2. Temples of Anjoneya-The Symbol of Courage, Strength and "Bhakthi"
3. Ashtalakshmi Temple on the Beach
4. The Great Temple of Tiruvannamalai
5. The Nave Tirupathis Praised by Nammazhwar
6. Thitunangur-Town of Temples
7. Union of Art and Spirituality in Thanjavur Big Temple
8. The God who Eats no Salt : Uppiliappan; Kumbakanam
9. The Powerful Deity of Palani
10. Bestowing all Good-Karpaga Vinayaka of Pillayarpatti
11. Pilgrimage to Rameswaram
12. Twin Temples at Mamallapuram and Kadalmallai
13. Lord Venkateshwara at Gunaseelam
14. The Grand Temple of Mylapore
15. Kumoriamman at Kanyakumari
16. Meenakshi Amman at Madurai
17. The Cosmic Dance of Siva : Chidambaram
18. A Beautiful Boor! : Tiruvidanthai
19. The Famed Parthasarathy Temple of Chennai
20. Divine Deliberations on Riverbank : Pazhayaseevaram
21. Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam
22. Uchi Pillayar Temple on Rock Fort
23. The Temple Town of Kanchipuram
24. The Fairest Azhwar of them All : Srivilliputhur
25. Roma the Saviour : Madurantakam

II. TEMPLES OF Karnataka :
1. Belur, Halebid and Somnothpur-Marvels of Architecture
2. Sree Chamundeeswari of Mysore
3. Hilly Abode of Narayana : Melkote
4. The Unimaginable Wonder that is Hampi
5. Mookambiga at Kollur : Trishakthi
6. Serenity in Srirangapatnam
7. Sri Saradambal of Sringeri
8. Lord Krishna : Ever Benevolent to his Devotees : Udipi
9. Sandy "Darshan" at Talakad

1. Sree Ananthapadmanabha Swamy of Thiruvananthapuram
2. Temples of Ayyoppa-The Universal Deity
3. The Glory of Guruvayurappa; Guruvayur
4. Lord Janardhana at Varkala
5. Vadakkunatha Temple in Thrissur
6. Kaladi-birthplace of Adi Sankara

IV. TEMPLES OF Andhra Pradesh :
1. Raghavendra-The Saint of Mantralayam
2. The True Devotion of Bhadrachala Ramdas
3. The Spider, the Serpent and the Elephant-Srikalahasthi
4. Lord Srinivaso of Tirumala
5. The Unique Idol of Varaha Narasimha : Simhachalam
6. Panchanarasimha Sthala-Yadagirigutta

V. TEMPLES OF Pondicherry :
1. Propitiating Lord Saneeswara at Tirunallar
2. Monarkula Vinayaka in Pondicherry
3. Cautions