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#MahaPeriyava #Ilayaraja
“The Jeer sent Sri Desikan to Swamigal to apprise Him (MahaPeriyava) that the Mantralaya temple which had initally accepted to take responsibility to construct the Gopuram of #SrirangamTemple was having second thoughts on that and requested Him to come
with another person for this task. He was in silence at that time. He Himself drew the picture of a gramaphone on the ground and asked the persons near Him to start telling the names from the cine field. One by one the names were told and He asked them to continue… Suddenly,
someone mentioned my name and upon hearing that He gestured with His Hand that I was indeed the one! I came to know of His decision through an acquaintance of mine, a person called Chandramouli from Trichy. This person used to play the Mridangam. He met me unannounced at Prasad
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Many know about the cutting-edge architecture of Sri Rangam temple, few fortunate may have visited the temple. but do you know the Islamic invasions on Sri Rangam temple? Do you know that the Utsav Murti was in exile for 50 years?
Read on to know what happened!
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Malik kafur was one of the prominent slave generals of Alauddin khilji. In 1311, Kafur’s army breached the Pandya empire via the pass at present-day Thoppur and attempted to capture Vira Pandya, Kulasekara Pandya’s son.
Unable to do so, he then proceeded towards to ransack the temple in Chidambaram and then turned to Srirangam, Which was very popular for its richness/wealth.Kafur’s army entered the Srirangam temple via its northern enclosures.
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