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Temples & Legends Of Tamilnadu
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Introduction Kanyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam Maruda Malai
Suchindram Nagercoil
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Srivaikuntam Nanguneri
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AZHAGAR KOIL

It used to be a very sacred place and pilgrim centre in ancient days. It is stated in the Mahabharata that Yudhishthira visited this temple a bathed in theholy Teertham, here. Arjuna also is stated to have bathed in this Teertham. There is a legend stating that Koorattalwar, the chief disciple of Ramanuja, got back his eyesight by worshipping Azhagar. There are many shrines at the top of the hill dedicated to Vinayaka, Subrahmanya, Bhairava and Lord Siva and so this mountain is visit by devotees both Vaishnavite and Saivite. This is said to be one of the six places held most dear by Subrahmanya.

Azhagar or Sundararaja is theprocessional deity and the Moolasthanam is known as
Paramaswami. The processioned image is a very beautiful one with Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi on either side. Special mention has to be made about the Chakra in one of the hands of Paramaswami, which is in the Prayoga stage (being released). The image of Azhagar, the processional deity, is made of a special and very cost variety of gold known as Aparanji. It is said that there is a similar image in Aparanji gold in the temple at Trivandrum. 

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