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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
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Darbhasayanam Tiruvadanai
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Azhagar Koil

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Tiruchirapalli Tiruvanaikkaval
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Saktimuttam Patteswaram
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Tirunallar Karaikal
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Chayavanam Tiruvengadu
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Kiratamar- jareswaram Madurantakam
Cheyyur Kancheepuram
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Tiruvanmiyur Mylapore
Triplicane Vadapalani
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Tiruvallur Tiruttani
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AZHAGAR KOIL

Except these two no other shrine in India can boast of having an idol made of Aparana gold. In a corner of the prakaram, Vinayaka under the name Valampiri Vinayaka has been enshrined.The peculiar feature of this Vinayaka that the trunk has been turned towards the right side instead of the left as found in other temples. Vibhooti prasadam is given to that entire  worship Valampiri Vinayaka. There is another small shrine dedicate to Bhairava also known as Kshetra Palaka. 

With trident in his hand he is depicted
with long nails and fearful teeth riding on his vehicle, the dog. Vibhooti prasadam is given here also. Shrines dedicated to Bhairava can be seen in almost all Siva temples and he (Bhairava) is said to have been formed out of the blood of Siva. He is the chief of the huge army of Siva, and Vinayaka and Muruga are his juniors. 

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