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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

He approached Kshetra Palaka to take out the keys and open the temple. When the latter prevented him from doing so, stating that the child would be safe till next morning, the priest did not pay heed to his words and insisted on opening the temple immediately. Thereupon, Kshetra Palaka became vexed and threw the child outside the temple. The priest could not bear this sight and wanted to take revenge on Kshetra Palaka. 

As the priest was a great devotee and a learned man,he cursed the Kshetra Palaka to lose his honor partly, and the power thus drawn by him was preserved in the rock near-by. This rock is known as Kshetra Palaka stone and can be seen even today. There is a legend stating that once Lord
Siva performed penance in honor of Vishnu and was posted as Kshetra Palaka in this temple by the latter.

There is a shrine dedicated to Andal. When the marriage festival of Sundararaja is celebrated, He gives darsan with Sri Devi, Bhoo Devi, Kalyanasundaravalli and
Andal. This festival is a very beautiful sight.
There is another shrine dedicated to Sundareswara who has 16 hands with a weapon in each. He has three eyes and long teeth and is in his Ghora Swarupam.
He is seated on a hexagonal Yantra. 

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