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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
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

AZHAGAR KOIL

The story as narrated to the Rishis of Naimisaranyam by Sutamuni, a student of
Vedavyasa, on the importance of this place, which is known as Vrishapatri Mahatmyam, is as follows: -

Once upon a time Yama, the Lord of Death, while going on pilgrimage to all the sacred places on earth, was attracted by
the beautiful panoramic view of this place and immediately sat down for meditation. He was in the form of Dharma Swarupa,
Vrisha, and hence this place is known as Vrishapatri.

Sri Narayana was pleased with the prayers of Yama and appeared before him and blessed him with salvation. Yama was not
pleased with his getting moksham alone; he wanted that place also to prosper. Hence he requested Narayana to stay there and -to bless the people, to which
Narayana agreed. By that time Yama noticed that a halo of the moor was spreading around the place and heordered
Viswakarma, the divine (architect, to construct a Vimanam at that spot in the shape of a moon Viswakarma executed it in no time. Narayana stayed in that Vimanam. With Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi to bless humanity.

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