Indian Antiquary Volume 10

Indian Antiquary Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...with 10,000,000 Rudras and gained a victory over them. At the place where this battle was fought, a temple in honour of Siva was built and called R ud r a n g oil or 'the Rudra Temple.' The village of Rudrangoil is a very small one, containing about a score of meanly-built houses; but the temple is a large one and old. Besides these there is a third temple at the foot of the chain--the largest of the threehaving four large Gopurams. In this temple is the wife of Siva. There is nothing important here, except that the stone idol is much worn from age, so much so that it is anointed only once a year, sometimes in March, when thousands fiock to the town to witness the anointing. Tirukalukunram was comparatively an unimportant place till the 15th century, after which it gradually rose in popularity through the exertions of a devotee named P e r a m b i la T a m b i rzi n, who went about the country begging and preaching in the name of Siva, who, it was said, appeared to him in a vision while asleep one night at Acharavzl (now a South Indian Railway Station), and requested him to dedicate himself to this work. Perambila Tambiriin was eminently successful, and made Ti ru k a l u kunram what it is now, the most popular place in this part of Southern India, excepting perhaps Conjeveram. Once upona time, it is said, Indra worshipped the Siva idol of this place, and the exact spot where he offered his devotions is still shown by the natives of the town, and is called I n d r a Ti r t h a m or Indra's Tank. In commemoration of this event Indra is said to anoint the idol once in twelve years by a thunderbolt which falls exactly on the top of the conical-shaped building on the hill, and without injuring the building or any one more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236942868
  • 9781236942869