Sri Padmagiri leela, or, The Legend of the holy Lotus Hill
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Sri Padmagiri leela, or, The Legend of the holy Lotus Hill by R. Balasubrahmanya Iyer

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Published by R. Balasubrahmanya Iyer in Dindigul .
Written in English


  • Padma Kshetra (Dindigul, India)

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Edition Notes

Prose retelling of Padmachala mahatmya from Skandapurāṇa, on the mythology of Padma kshetra, Hindu shrine for Padmagirīśa, form of Siva (Hindu deity), at Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.

Other titlesPuranas. Skandapurāṇa. Padmācala māhātmya., Legend of the holy Lotus Hill.
Statementby Balasubrahmanya Iyer.
LC ClassificationsBL1243.76.P332 B35 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. ;
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1687848M
LC Control Number91909754

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