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A TEMPLE FOR KANNAKI

Consecration of Kannaki

To prove this she broke open her other anklet and lo! Its precious stones spilled out sparkling. The Pandyan King was shocked as the queen's anklet contained pearls and he fell dead.

Kannaki went out to the Streets, tore off her left breast in fury and cursed the city of Madura, which started burning immediately.

Then Kannaki left Madura and the Pandyan Kingdom and came to Chenkunnu in Kerala. There she became a Sati by burning herself and joined Kovalan in the celestial region. The reigning Chera King of the time, Senkuttuvan, deeming Kannaki to be an incarnation of Kali, decided to erect a memorial to her.

 

 

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