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thoo nilA muRRam - part 22 - Other names for kumbakonam

From: Sampath Rengarajan (
Date: Mon May 31 1999 - 05:38:03 PDT

thoo nilA muRRam - part 22 - Other names for kumbakonam

Dear bAgawathAs,
	The  holy  temple  city  of kumbakonam has several names as
referred by many purAnAs. Some of these names are presented here as

1. Thiruk kudanthai

2. BhAskra kshEthram

3. Ubaya pradhAna divya dEsam

4. drAvida sruthi darsaka kshEthram

5. Sakala pApa vimOchana kshEthram

6. MahAmaka kshEthram

7. Sowntharya prasittha kshEthram

8. thiru ezhu kooRirukkai kshEthram

9. Kudamookku

10. kumbakOna mAhA kshEthram

11. kalyAna puram

12. dEva lOka pattinAm

13. manthra rAja dEvasthAnam

14. sArnga Raja pattinam

15. kshEthra sAram

16. chathurttha Rangam

17. pancha Ranga kshEthram

19. hEma rangam

18. Oli mayamAna pattinam

19. padi thAndA patthini kshEthram

20. Vishnu puram

21. thiru mazhisai AzhwAr saranAgathi kshEthram

22. brahma thabas boomi

23. thoo nilA muRRam

		- 63rd chapter of Sri kumbakona mahAthmiyam

	Each and every name has a reason for being used. While some
of them may be covered in this series of articles it is however not
possible to cover all of them. To the best  of  many  Srivaishnavas
knowledge no other divya dEsam is referred by so many names  in  so many purAnAs.

Sri  kOmaLa  vaLLi  thAyAr  samEtha  Sri ArA amudhan  thiruvadikaLE
Sampath Rengarajan


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