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Temples & Legends of Tamilnadu
Preface Author
Introduction Kanyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam Maruda Malai
Suchindram Nagercoil
Tiruchendur Alwar Tirunagari
Srivaikuntam Nanguneri
Krishnapuram Tirunelveli
Papanasam Sankaranayinar Koil
Srivilliputhur Tirupparan- kunram
Madhurai Rameswaram
Darbhasayanam Tiruvadanai
Avadayar Koil Kaliyar Koil
Azhagar Koil


Tiruchirapalli Tiruvanaikkaval
Srirangam Tanjore
Punnainallur Tiruvalanchuzhi
Swamimalai Dharasuram
Saktimuttam Patteswaram
Mannargudi Vedaranyam
Tirunallar Karaikal
Tirukkadaiyur Mayavaram
Vaitheeswaran Koil Pullavane- swaram
Chayavanam Tiruvengadu
Shiyali Chidambaram
Tiruppatiripuliyur Tiruvannamalai
Kiratamar- jareswaram Madurantakam
Cheyyur Kancheepuram
Tirukkazhuk- kunram Mahabalipuram
Tirupporur Tiruvadantai
Tiruvanmiyur Mylapore
Triplicane Vadapalani
Tiruvottiyur Tirumullaivayil
Tiruvallur Tiruttani
Uppilliappan Koil Kumbakonam
Glossary Biblography
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Temples & Legends Of India
Himachal Pradesh




The story goes that the tree is none other than Adisesha, the heavenly serpent - couch of Lord Vishnu, who took the form of a tree and remained near the Adinathaswamy temple to receive Lord Vishnu at a later date. It was at the suggestion of the divine architect
Viswakarma that Siva sent Agastya to the South to restore the balance of the land upset by the gods assembling in Kailas to
witness his marriage. Angry with Viswakarma for preventing him from beholding Siva’s marriage, Agastya cursed him saying, "Though you are a first-rate architect and engineer, your work shall not be accepted as original or genuine and you shall not be paid the worth of your skill and labour". Getting angry at this, Viswakarma cursed him in return: "Though you are a great Tamil Saint your language shall not be deemed perfect and rich however much you may try." These legendary curses wore supposed to
bear their immediate consequences. So Sage Agastya prayed to Lord Siva to grant him the boon that the Tamil language might attain the same importance and glory as the language of the Vedas. Siva appeared before him and said that soon an Alwar (one continuously immersed in contemplation of God) standard of the Tamil would be born on the earth and he would raise the language to its full height.

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