'Thirumana Thiruthalangal', is a book written by Ms.Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director and CEO of the company. The published chapters from the book narrate the importance on worshipping at various temples that are known to bless for an early marriage to a bride or groom.

Patteeswaram Durgambhika
Sanjeevana Anjaneyar - Srirangam
Agaramangudi Temple
Tirupattur Brahma Temple
Keezhapavoor Narasimha Swami
Poovana Nathar Temple
Perambakkam Soleeswarer
Perambakkam Lakshmi Narasimhar
Vellai Pillaiyar Temple
Kannayiranathar Temple
Kundrathur Subrahmanya Swamy
Ayirathen Vinayagar
Thirumana Thiruthalangal
Thirumanancheri
Mangadu Kamakshi Amman
Sri Vidhyambhika temple
Madurakaliamman
Ettukudi Muruga temple
Nachiyar temple
Arulmigu Seshapureeswara
Ghee Nandeeswarar
Arulmigu Vadivudai Amman
Arulmigu Sangameswarar
Sri Swetharanyeswara
Arulmigu Arthanaareeswara
Kalyana Sundareswara Swami
Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy
Shringa Giri Sri Shanmuga temple
Varasiddhi Vinayaka
Sri Sthalasayana Perumal
Isakki Amman
Erikaattha Ramar
Sri Vallimalai Murugan
Sri Pushparadeswara
Sri Jayamangala Anjaneya
Sri Uthara Ranganatha
Sri Sundareswara
Arulmigu Vinayaka
Valeeswara
Vaacheeswara
Sri Rajarajeswari
Navabhashana
Arulmigu Karaikkaal Ammaiyar
Sri Nagaraja
Sri Agatheeswara
Sri Marundeeswara
Sri Chandramouleeswara
Mahanandiswara
Sri Kulapulli Krishna
Sri Kapaleeswara
Sri Chandrasekhar Swami
Sri Ramanadeswarar
Sri Sivaloga Thyagaraja Swami
Arulmigu Vaidhyanathaswami
Sri Raveeswara
Madhya Jagannatha
Ratnagiri Balamuruga
Lepakshi Veerabhadra
Arulmigu Kasi Viswanatha
Sri Dakshinamoorthy
Sri Thiruvalleswarar
Sri Guru Dakshinamurthy
Thotta Basavanna Nandeeswarar
Sri Yoga Narasimhar
Sri Vadapazhani Aandavar
Sri Mallikarjuna swamy
Sri Poori Pandurangan
Thirukalleeswarar
Thirukachoor
Sri Varamoortheeswara
Sri Pallikondeeswarar
Sri Margabandeswarar
Sri Jalakandeswarar
Sri Kachaleeswarar
Sri Vadaaraneswarar
Sri Subrahmanya Swami
Sri Lakshmi Narayani
Sri Aiyaarappar
Sri Maappilai Swami
Sri Pralayakaleshwarar
Sri Thiripuraandagar
Sri Vedapureeswarar
Sri Thenubhureeswarar
Sri Sarabeswarar
Sri Koniamman
Sri Rinavimochana Lingeswarar
Sri Naganathaswamy
Sri Kottai Maariyamman
Sri Veerarghava Swami
Sri Karaneeswarar
Sri Garbharakshambika
Sri Gangadareswarar
Arulmigu Andal
Sri Agastheeswarar
Sri Aadhi Kesava Perumal

Sri Thotta Basavanna Nandeeswarar - Karnataka

The Garden City, the capital of Karnataka State was so beautiful at the wee hours of the cold morning with haze covering the rays of the sun. The Basavanna temple, which is also called Bull temple to receive the blessings of Lord Siva at the backdrop of this misty atmosphere. Let us enter the glorious shrine.

We can reach the temple after half an hour journey from Bangalore Majestic. On the way, we see the mutts of Sharda Devi and Sri Ramarishna. Before entering Basavanna temple, we can go to the Thotta Ganapathy temple. The size of the statue is beyond anybodyâ's imagination. Near the Ganapathy statue, we see the statue of Hanuman in a reclining posture. Anjaneya has been portrayed with folded hands, his eyes fixed on Ganapathy. They say the Anjenaya is very powerful. The temple has been built around 400 years ago during the time of Kempa Gowda. The statue of Ganesa was a swayambu and that it kept growing for years till it reached the present size, it is said. The monolithic statue measures 14 ft. in height and 16 ft. in length! On the days of special puja and Vinayaka chaturti, 20 litres of milk is offered for abhishek. More than 100 kg of butter is also applied as special offering. This butter is distributed as prasadam to devotees.
 

History of the temple:

Basavanna temple is a temple for Nandidevar, the mount of Lord Siva. Basavan means bull in Kannada language. There's a story going around about this temple. A farmer had cultivated peanuts in his field. When the time for harvest was approaching, he found the crop damaged. He wanted to find out the culprit. When he hid himself and watched, he saw a bull grazing the crop. When the angered farmer hit the bull with his stick, the bull turned into stone! They say there are evidences to substantiate this incident. Basavanna temple was built for this bull. The end of November and the beginning of December months are being observed as special times because it is the time for peanut harvest. Farmers offer peanuts after harvesting as nivedhana to Basavanna. This is celebrated as a grand festival. The belief is that the produce will multiply if peanuts, fresh from the first harvest are offered to Basavanna.

Architecture :

The temple is situated on a rocky place. At the entrance, we see two horns, made of cement. The kodimaram in front of the temple is unique. On the rock platform that encircles the arasamaram at the left side of the temple, small status of snakes attract our attention. The five-stage tower has been built as per the Dravidian architecture. The temple has been built by Kempa Gowda who ruled during the 18th century. As we enter the temple, we are struck by the beauty and size of the Nandikeswara statue. The statue has been made out of a single rock. It measures 4.5 mt in height with a width of 6 mt. There's an iron rod supporting the face of Nandikeswara. Devotees say that this statue keeps growing! It is said that the color of the statue was white in the beginning. In course of time, it has turned black due to the application of coconut oil on its body by the devotees. In front of Nandikeswara, there's a small statue of Vinayaka. As we go around Nandikeswara, we see a small sized lingam at the back. Nandikeswara is installed facing the entrance, a feature different from the usual position. We pray to Basavanna for the welfare of all and come out of the temple with hearts filled with devotion and peace.