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After crowned as the queen, Goddess Meenakshi undertakes Digvijaya. Everyone who tries to fight with her gets defeated & she reaches Kailash. Nandi tries to stop her but couldn’t. Siva hears the commotion, comes out & on seeing him Meenakshi realises that He is her husband. ImageImageImageImage
Siva tells that He will come to Madurai & marry her. As promised, Siva reaches Madurai with his usual attire of Tiger skin, Snakes & Kapala garland. The people of Madurai are shocked and runs away seeing him. Kanchanamala, mother of Meenakshi is not happy hearing this. ImageImage
Siva informs Meenakshi that he will come to marriage properly dressed as per the wish of Mamiyar. He changes himself into a beautiful Prince,Sundarar & walks into marriage hall. Seeing such a handsome Mappillai, Kanchanamala puts a Drishti Pottu on his cheek. This is the only day ImageImage
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Kakatiya Dynasty Family Tree - Only Sovereign Independent #Telugu Dynasty in the timeline of #Indian #History which ruled over what is present day #Telangana #AndhraPradesh & parts of #Karnataka & #Odisha between 1163 AD-1323 AD
@HiHyderabad #kakatiya
A detailed thread 🧵
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#KakatiyaDynasty #Kakatiya #indianhistory #telangana #AndhraPradesh
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Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple ❤🇮🇳
Sri #Meenakshi Amman Temple, Tamil Nadu In the ancient temple city of #Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, on the southern bank of Vaigai river, stands the magnificent Meenakshi #Amman Temple. It is dedicated to
Meenakshi (Sanskrit term meaning 'fish eyed'), a form of #Goddess Parvati, consort of Lord #Shiva, worshipped here as Lord Sundaresvara. The goddess Meenakshi is the principal deity of the temple, unlike most Shiva temples in #South India where Shiva is the principal deity.
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Congratulations #Madurai! 🥳

Arittapatti, #Tamilnadu gets notified by GOTN as the 1st Biodiversity Heritage Site in Tamil Nadu. It is a biodiversity paradise with several endemic species & a Historical Heritage site dating back to 1000s of years! 😍
Arittapatti (also called as Pancha Pandava Padukkai) is a village set near a rocky hill in Melur block, about 25kms northeast of Madurai, #Tamilnadu. It has one of the oldest known Tamil Brahmi inscriptions dating back to the 2nd century BCE in Kalinjamalai, Arittapatti.
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The inscriptions indicates 2 persons - Nelvazhi Sizhivan & Ilanji Imayavan had given shelter to the Jain monks at this cave Near the cave, a sculpture of an ancient Jain Tirthankar is found.
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“The Athens of South India” - 'Madurai' c.500 bce
Megasthenese, Strabo 25BC, Pliny 75 AD Ptolemy 130AD mention of Madurai.

#Keeladi an excavation site in this small #Thread
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#Keeladi was an industrial area of #madurai dated back around 580 BCE determined from the excavated Artefacts…

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The Keeladi residents used to burry their deads in North South direction…
#Keeladi were experts in Structural #Engineering. They had Plumbing System, Draining system, Water storage system
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हिंदुहृदयसम्राट @narendramodi - मंदिर जीर्णोद्धार:

🛕#Kedarnath (केदारनाथ) "केदारनाथ धाम"
🛕#Varanasi (वाराणसी) "काशी विश्वनाथ"
🛕#Puri (पुरी) "पुरी जगन्नाथ धाम"
🛕#Somnath (सोमनाथ) "सोमनाथ"
🛕#Dakshineshwar (दक्षिणेश्वर) "काली मंदिर"
🛕#Kamakhya (कामाख्या) "कामाख्या देवी"
🛕#Ayodhya (अयोध्या) "राम मंदिर"
🛕 #Ambaji (अंबा जी) "अंबाजी मंदिर"
🛕 #Pavagadh (पावागढ़) "कालिका माता"
🛕 #Vrindavan (वृंदावन) "बांके बिहारी"
🛕 #Madurai (मदुरै) "मीनाक्षी अम्मा मंदिर"
🛕 #Deoghar (देवगढ़) "बैजनाथ मंदिर"
🛕 #Pune (पुणे) "संत तुकाराम मंदिर"
🛕 #ChamundiHills (चामुंडी) "चामुंडेश्वरी"
🛕 #Kaladi (कलाड़ी) "आदि शंकरा मंदिर"
🛕 #Modhera (मोधेरा) "सूर्य मंदिर"
🛕 #Ujjain (उज्जैन) "महाकालेश्वर मंदिर"
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Must be my 4th or 5th trip this year to Samanar malai, Keelakuyilkudi at #Madurai. Apart from the famous Meenakshi temple & the Palace, I try to take our guests to see the antiquity of #Jainism in #Tamilnadu. Here is the largest rock-cut Tirthankar idol of TN at Chettipoddavu
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A short climb uphill leads you to this! An abode of the Jain monks once upon a time 1000s yrs back! We can see Tirthankar Adinath with Brahmi & Sundari, Tirthankar Parshwanath, Mahavir swami etc. Inscriptions in Brahmi & Vattulettu (old Tamil) are also seen
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A place so serene, best time to visit is during sunrise or sunset 🌅
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Okay, I have 2 major doubts in this #HippocraticOath issue at #Madurai:

1. Medical colleges in #TamilNadu were communicated about the change in oath by @NMC_IND 2.5 months ago. It was admitted by the @MaduraiMedical VP in the story (published on Feb 15) below. But...

Why the #TamilNadu govt. did not issue a clarification or circular to all govt. & private medical colleges for the past 2.5 months till April 30, reiterating the stand over a Centre vs. State conflict?

So, why didn't @Subramanian_ma & @RAKRI1 instruct the Director of Medical Education (DME) to issue a circular to all colleges in Feb, immediately when they learnt about the issue, if TN had decided to stick to #HippocraticOath, as opposed to NMC guideline❓❓

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#அறிவோம்கடை : மதுரை ஜிகர்தண்டா, Near Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore.

கொஞ்ச நாட்களுக்கு முன்னாடி ஒரு ஜிகர்தண்டா கடை பற்றி எழுதி இருந்தேன். அங்க எந்த ஒரு தனித்துவ சுவையும் இல்லாமல் நார்மல் ஆக இருந்திச்சு. ஆனா இங்க நான் எதிர்பார்கல இவ்ளோ டேஸ்ட்டா இருக்கும் னு. Image
Nuts Jigarthanda : 4.5/5
வேற எங்கேயும் இந்த nuts ஜிகர்தண்டா நான் சாப்பிட்டதில்லை.. முந்திரியை மிக அருமையா roast செஞ்சு அதை இந்த ஜிகர்தண்டா ல mix செஞ்சிருக்காங்க..சாப்பிடும் போது roasted nuts சுவை தனியா தெரியும். கோவையில் இப்போ வரை இது தான் பெஸ்ட் ஜிகர்தண்டா👌👌👌 Image
Special Jigarthanda: 3.75/5
இது நம் எல்லா பக்கமும் கிடைக்கும் ஜிகர்தண்டா தான். முதலில் nuts சாப்பிட்ட காரணத்தால் இதன் சுவை பெருசா தெரியல.. ஆனா குறை ஏதும் சொல்ல முடியாது.. Image
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A story from #Thiruvilayadal puranam-one of divine leelas of Bhagwan Shiva

#threadseries #madurai

Koodal Kaandam

Story 33- it is about how Bhagwan Shiva as Sundareswarar gave Astama siddi Upadesham to Karthigai Pengal

அட்டமா சித்தி உபதேசித்த படலம்
Once 6 Karthigai Pengal/women - Nitharthani, Aparakhendi, Magendi, Vardhayenthi, Amba & Tula who took care & brought up Karthikeya/
Subrahmanya from time of his birth came to Mount Kailash.

At that time Bhagwan Shiva was sitting under a tree & Devi Parvati was also there.
Karthigai Pengal worshiped Bhagwan Shiva and requested him to give Astama siddi Upadesham.Bhagwan Shiva advised Karthigai Pengal to worship Devi Parvati to realise the 8 (Ashta) great mystic powers.But due to ill fate,Karthigai Pengal ignored the words of Bhagwan Shiva.
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A story from #Thiruvilayadal puranam-one of divine leelas of Bhagwan Shiva

#threadseries #madurai

Koodal Kaandam

Story 31- is about how Bhagwan Shiva granted undepleting pouch of gold to Kulabhooshana Pandyan & about importance of vedic rituals.

உலவாக்கிழி அருளிய படலம் Image
Kulabhooshana Pandyan ruled Madurai Kingdom & was a great Shiva Bhakt.He took care of people needs & all were happy.He was very proud about himself &started to ignore & disrespect the brahmins who performed yagnas & vedic rituals. As a result,the rainfall declined.There was water
shortage.So people were suffering for water & food.Also no yagnas were performed.People started migrating to other places.Pandyan was not happy with the happenings.He went to Alayam &worshipped Sundareswarar to help his people as they are suffering because of drought.
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The place where the mandir was constructed is believed to be the place where Kannagi, the idol of the Tamil epic Silappatikaram, reassured herself after returning from Madurai. #Thread on Madhurakali Amman/Devi
To know more about Kannagi - pls go thru Thread by @Jayalko1 ji for
better understanding about Sthala Puranam:

Sthala Puranam says, Chelliamman was a local devi of Siruvachur. Her powers became delimited by a tantric, who started using the powers for destructive purposes. Mathura Kaliamman, a form of Maa Kali, happened
to visit the place seeking shelter from Chelliamman for a night. During her stay, Chelliamman revealed her servitude, & Mathura Kaliamman did away with the Tantric & saved Chelliamman. Chelliamman, in order to greet Mathura Kaliamman, moved to the Periaswamimalai, a nearby
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A story from #Thiruvilayadal puranam-one of divine leelas of Bhagwan Shiva

#threadseries #Madurai

Koodal Kaandam

Story 30- is about how Bhagwan Shiva came as a cheif soilder along with Shiva ganas as soilders for his devotee Soundara Samanthan

மெய்க் காட்டிட்ட படலம்
Kulabhooshana Pandyan ruled Madurai Kingdom.His army commander was Soundara Samanthan.He was a very brave man and was a devotee of Bhagwan Shiva.
He did selfless service to Sivanadiyars.There lived a hunter Sendirayan - he was chief of the hunter community.He was a terror
And many victories made him arrogant.He was planning to attack the Pandya kingdom. Kulabhooshana Pandyan got this news from his spy network.He wanted to strengthen his army by recruiting new people.So he gave his army commander Soundara Samanthan this task.
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A #story from #Thiruvilayadal puranam-one of divine leelas of Bhagwan Shiva

#threadseries #Madurai

Story 18- it is about how Bhagwan Shiva protected Madurai when Varuna Dev sent the giant waves to destroy the city.

வருணன் விட்ட கடலை வற்றச் செய்த படலம்
Abhisheka Pandyan was ruling Madurai Kingdom & he was very devoted towards Chokkanathar/ Sundareshwarar.Abhisheka Pandyan used to perform Abhishekam to Chokkanathar regularly.On the Tamil month of Chithirai (April/May) on Chithirai Nakshatra-Pournami (Full Moon) day
he performed all type of Abhishekam to Chokkanathar/
Bhagwan shiva.On that very same day,Indra Dev also used to worship Sundareshwarar & perform Abhishekams.He had to wait until Abhisheka Pandyan Poojai got over.After that,Indra Dev performed Shiva poojai & returned to Indralok.
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The Director of the Drugs Control Dept. will direct pharmacies to make emergency contraceptive pills available for OVER THE COUNTER purchase. The Dept. will clarify to all pharmacies that ECP’s are LEGAL/NOT BANNED, must be stocked & sold
Those of us who stock ECP’s and give out to people need/can't find them WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. So yes, ask if you need the pill, but before you do, PLEASE CHECK PHARMACIES IN YOUR AREA. If it’s not available at a pharmacy let us know so we can inform the area drug inspector.

On Wednesday, Nov 11th at 9 PM, I sent out an email representation drafted by an amazing bunch of lawyers regarding ECP’s being unavailable and inaccessible for purchase in TN to 5 state departments: Drugs Control, Health, Home, Social Welfare, Women’s Commission.
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Sangam Era: A Great Classical Era #sangamera #southindia #Madurai Image
The Sangam Era is one of the well known eras, known widely for its famous literature pieces that existed almost 500 or 600 years before Christ.
Given that we do not know much about even events that occurred a few 100 years back, how would we know that this era even existed?

Firstly, I think the Sangam literature is a key for historians to understand the existence of this era.
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Pandyas of South India: #pandas #madurai #tamilnadu #pandyandynasty
The Pandya dynasty was one of the greatest South Indian kingdoms. But what made them so great?

The main reason for the greatness of Pandyas were their conquests. They almost conquered almost all of the South India and earned respect from all over.
Pandyan kings were smart enough to choose Madurai as their capital. Madurai had lots of rocks for buildings and was also rich in pearls. This allowed Pandya kingdom to trade all across the world.

Another way the Pandya empire gained power was through their architecture.
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In every city across India, government agencies/deparments are the biggest encroachers of lakes & other ecosensitive zones. It's being passed off as "development"

Here's a sample from #Madurai -Two lakes that had been taken over by Tamil Nadu Housing Board (probably in the 80s)! Image
Madurai's list is pretty long though. It's not limited to these two lakes (these are samples). I remember @ptrmadurai once talked about the issue in detail..
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Aavani Moola festival - #Madurai
#meenakshi Amman #Temple -dedicated to Sundareswarar&his Thiru vilayadals(Miracles) #Thread

9th day of this festival Puttukku Man Sumandha Leelai(Shiva carried mud in return for puttu -
(made of steamed riceflour & coconut) from his devotee

📸 - prev yrs event as this yr festival is cancelled.
It is celebrated at Puttu Thoppu in Madurai,south bank of River Vaigai.Shiva helped a old women - Vandhiammai in this place.It happened at the time when Vagai river was flooded.
Pandiya king ordeded that each house should depute one person from their family to fill mud in the banks of Vaigai River to build a massive bund to protect from flood.Vandhi - Puttu selling old lasy was sad that she had no one for this work.She prayed to Shiva for help.
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Aavani Moola festival of #Madurai
#meenakshi Amman #Temple -dedicated to Sundareswarar (Shiva)&his Thiru vilayadals (Miracles) #Thread

8th day of this festival -Moola
Nakshatra in Tamil month Aavani -Nariyai Pariyaakkiya (Turing Fox
to Horse)Leelai-to save Manickavasagar
📸- previous yrs event.This year it is cancelled due to COVID-19

#threadstorytime -This thiru vilavadal of Shiva -related to Athmanatha Swamy #temple, Avudaiyarkoil
Manickavasagar(Vadhavooran) minister of King Arimarthana Pandiyan of Madurai was given money to buy horses
Vadhavooran went to buy,but on the way Shiva came in the form of Dakshinamoorthy -preached Upanishads &Vedas.Afterwards he spent his whole time in chanting Mantras& devotional songs about Shiva & forgot to buy horses.King was waiting for horses,but no news about Vadhavooran
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Temples of #SouthIndia are shining examples of marvels of architectural grandeur created by our #Hindu civilization. Image
#Meenakshi Temple (also referred to as Meenakshi Amman or Meenakshi - Sundareshwara Temple) is a historic H'indu temple located on the southern bank of the #VaigaiRiver in the temple city of #Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
It is dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of #Parvati, and her consort, Sundareshwar, a form of #Shiva. The temple is at the center of the ancient temple city of Madurai mentioned in the #Tamil Sangam literature, with the goddess temple mentioned in 6th century CE texts.
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