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The Tirumalavadi Temple

C. Mookka Reddy (Author)
Synopsis Tirumalavadi, an ancient town in Ariyalur Taluk, is situated 55 km away from Tiru-chirappalli town on the northern bank of the river Coleroon. It was one of the capitals of Kulottunga Chola I. The temple of Sri Vadyanathaswami has been in existence for more than one thousand five hundred years. It is a sacred place for the saivites. Lord Vaidyanathaswami is praised by the famous saiva saints Appar, Sambandar, Sundarar and Ayyadigal Kadavar Kon. There are hundred and fifty long historical inscriptions on the walls of the temple. They belonged to the periods, the Vijayanagar kings, etc. They help us to know the political history which plays an important role in the changes of the social conditions. It exposes the developments of the economic conditions and changes thereon, of the people through the ages. Chatrapati Sivaji encamped for Twenty-two days in this temple Hyder Ali Khan of Mysore also stayed at Tirumalavadi for some time. Thus the temple of Tirumalavadi plays an important role in the history of Tamil Nadu. This monograph gives a comprehensive study of the Temple at Tirumatavadi. The author believes that it is a distinct contribution to our knowledge of South Indian History.
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About the author

C. Mookka Reddy

Dr. C. Mookka Reddy, born in 1936, hails from Tamilnadu. He took his B.A. Degree from the University of Madras in 1967 and M.A. Degree from Sri Venkateswara University in 1973. In 1968 he did his B.Lib. Sc. Course in the Kerala University. And in 1981 he was honoured with Ph.D. Degree by the University of Mysore. Since 1968, he has been working as Librarian at Sri Vasavi College, Erode. Dr. Mookka has published as many as sixteen research papers and attended several conferences and seminars. His Ph.D. research project was on “Tirumalavadi Temple”. It was an original study which reveals several aspects on the Social, Political, Economic and Religious conditions of the period. He is now the Director of Sri Vasavi College History Museum and has taken several research projects in his field of specialization.

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Title The Tirumalavadi Temple
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1986
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170183294
length x+236p., Tables; Plates; Maps; Abbreviations; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.