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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
Temples & Legends Of India
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Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

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Bihar
Somanatha

AZHAGAR KOIL

The water that is used for conducting abhishekam to Azhagar should be brought first to this doorway and the priest should swear that it is water brought from Noopura Ganga. When Azhagar makes his annual
trip to Madurai to attend his sister Meenakshi's marriage, a list showing the ornaments with which Azhagar is adorned and goes out of the temple is read out before Karuppannaswami. When Azhagar returns to the temple, a similar check is conducted. The keys of the treasury of the temple will be entrusted to Karuppanna - swami every day in the night.

There is a story connected with this doorway. Once a king in Malabar wanted to take the idol of Azhagar to his place for worship. He sent 18 people to Azhagarmalai to bring the idol. These people were well - versed in Mantras and other religious rites and made an attempt to remove the idol. But the temple priests who killed them and buried them under this entrance foiled their attempt. Then the god who had come there accompanying them surrendered before the priests and promised to guard the entrance from that day. This god is known as the "God of the gate of eighteen steps". 

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