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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

Near about the temple on the western side, there is a small river running from the mountain, which is called Silambar. The
legend connected with the origin of this Silambar River is this. When Maha Vishnu assumed the Brahmanda Swarupa for
accepting the gift of land of three paces from King Bali, Brahma worshipped the Lord and washed the raised foot of Trivikrama.  With water from his Kaman- dalu. While doing so, the diamond anklets (Noopura) on the foot moved a bit and water trickled down to the earth. This water is said to have formed the river.

This sacred river is famous for satisfying the desires of men who bathe in it
and is therefore known as Ishtasiddhi. It is written in the Sthalapuranam that Saint
Sutapada and Marichi attained salvation by bathing in the river.  King Malayadhwaja of Chandra Vamsa used to go every day to the Ganges for taking holy bath. Once while going, the big shadow of the celestial car fell on the Varaha Mountain, which was the abode of many saints then. By their occult powers, they made the celestial car land at the place, when an oracle was heard stating.

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