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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

Palani

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
Major Sections
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Himachal Pradesh
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ALWAR TIRUNAGARI

King Porkaraiar of Kurugunadu, of which Tirunagari was the capital, wanted to get his son Kariar married in a respectable family. He considered it quite suitable to have a matrimonial alliance with the family of Tiruvalmaravar, a holy man of the Vaishnava faith. The negotiation was made in the presence of the elders of the neighbourhood and it was decided that the latter’s daughter Udaiya Nangaiyar was to be married to the Pandyan prince, Kariar. Without any loss of time, the wedding took place. With his new bride Kariar proceeded to the holy Tiruvanparisuram, worshipped the Lord there and returned to his native town Kurugunadu or Tirunagari. Some time after, he paid a visit to his father in-law’s house at Tiruvanparisuram, accompanied by his wife Udaiya Nangaiyar and on his way back visited the holy shrine of Tirukkurungudi, a charming spot near the Mahendra Hill of the Western Ghats. He prayed to the Lord for a child. The Lord signified to him through his officiating priest that he himself would be born as a child and presented the prince as a sign of the divine favour, a holy basil garland, worn by himself. Taking leave, the pair returned  to their native place, Srinagari. Some time after, a child was born to Nangaiyar. The child’s appearance is figuratively described as "the sun rising in Natha - nayika’s horizon - the sun adorned with Vakula blossoms, chasing the gloom of spiritual darkness, drying up the waters of the ocean of births and deaths (transmigration) and making the closed lotuses of men’s hearts open into full
blossoms". 

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