The Bhavishya Purana

The Bhavishya Purana is the eleventh among the Puranas and it contains five parts. The first part contains a ascription of the genesis, greatness of the deities and worship of Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Surya. Second, third and fourth parts describe about the greatness of Shiva, Vishnu and Surya respectively.…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Sri Alagar Temple

The Mahabharata says that this temple was visited by both Yudhisthira and Arjuna. It is said that Koorattalwar, the chief disciple of saint Ramanujan, regained his eyes by worshipping the deity here. Don’t miss the 2000 years old Sudarsana-Chakra in this temple. The God Alagar comes to Madurai Vaigai Rivera…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Koodal Alagar Temple

In the west of the city there is an ancient Vaishnavism temple with beautiful sculptures. This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is older than the Meenakshi Temple.This temple is one of the 108Thirupathis.The Moolavar (presiding deity)is known by the name “Koodal Alagar” and the thana (mother)is known as” Maduravalli”.Periyalvar sang…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Thirumalai Naick Palace

The another interesting place of interest in Madurai is Thirumalai Nick Mahal. It is about lk.m. south-east of the Meenakshi Temple. This graceful palace was constructed in Indo-saracenic style by King Thirumalai Nick in 1636 A.D. This Palace once again illustrates the architectural mastery of the Nick. What remains of…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Mukuruni Ganapathy East Tower

Devotees should meditate the five holy alphabets, recite the sacred names of the Lord, sing divine songs and go round the shrine.While going round the first corridor, Amravati Vinaya on the south-east, Villa Vinaya on the south-west, Nirutha Ganapati and Muthukumaraswamy and Chandikeswarar on the northwest must be worshipped.While going…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Procedure of worship

Worshipping Devi Meenakshi at first had been the manner of prayer traditionally. Devotees should enter the temple through Amman Sannathi, pass along Ashtasakthi Mandapam, Meenakshi Nayar Mandapam and Mudali Mandapam,Golden Lotus tank. Foremost, they must worship the Viboothi Vinayakar on the south of the sacred tank. From the southern bank,…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Kambathadi Mandapam

In this Mandapam contain Golden Flag Staff ,Nandi Mandapam, Bali pedal and eight stone pillars with carving images of Lord in his various forms. The famous sculpture of Devi Meenakshi Wedding is a striking illustration of the excellence of South Indian Art.This mandapam was built by Krishna Veneralia kayaker in…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Sri Meenakshi Shrine

After seeing the Golden Lotus tank we crossed the Vembathoor Tower and enter in outer Praharam of Meenakshi Shrine. In this Praharam the Golden Flag Staff, Thirumalai Vinayak, King Thirumalai Nick Mandalay, Gold Mandalay, Koodal Kumarar are seen. Completing this Praharam we returns to the Flag staff and enter into…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Ashta Sakthi Mandapam

of the Islamic conqueror Malikkapur. As kings who were followers of Islam were noted for their intolerance towards other religions, the invaders destroyed most of the ancient sculptures of the temple. The temple was restored to its pristine glory in the late 14th century when the Hindu Kings came back to…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Origin Of The Temple

The sacred Swayambu Lingam(self manifested) discovered by the king of Gods ‘Indira’ at Kadambavanam, was later enshrined by him in Madurai. Many years ago, what is the present city of Madurai was a forest of Kadamba trees. Once The King of Devas Indra, carried the sin of Brahmahathi. To rid himself of the sin,…

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Madurai KSHETHRA

Madurai is well know all over the world because of the magnificent temple of Goddess Devi Menakshi. Madurai also which is stepped in cultural and literature. It is the second largest city in Tamilnadu and one of the most ancient pilgrim center in India. Reference to this city is made…

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