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Nellaiappar means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Nellaiappar Temple in Tirunelveli, represents a sacred place for the worship of Śiva.—In the Nellaiappar Temple,separate sanctums for the gods and goddesses are seen. The two independent structures of the Nellaiappar and Kantimati temple were linked in AD 1647 by Thiru Vadamalaippa Pillaiyan, a great devotee of Śiva. The tower of Svami Nellaiappar and that of the Amman sannidhi was built by Muluthukanda Rama Pandyan in the 7th century AD. Besides the Amman sannidhi, there is the Ūncal Maṇḍ apa. There is also the Tirukalyana Maṇḍ apa or the thousand-pillared hall. The tīrtas in the temple are the pon tāmarai tīrta and karumāri tīrta. The two wonderful maṇḍapas are Vasanta Maṇḍ apa and Saṅgili Maṇḍ apa.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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