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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

CHEYYUR

The arrow hit the anthill and blood gushed out profusely. This phenomenon led the King's camp followers to dig the anthill open when, to their utter surprise, they came across a Shivalinga. Since the linga was found inside the anthill it was named as Valmikinathar.

The King constructed a temple over the linga. The name of the consort of the Swayambhulinga is Muktambikai. The
temple is a small one but has great antiquity and sanctity behind it.

Near about the Siva temple there is another temple dedicated to Subrahmanya in his infant aspect. In Tamil 'Sei' means infant. The name of the village (Seyyur, later Cheyyur) was derived from this fact. One Ballavan Chola renovated the temple but the origin of the temple is lost in oblivion. The village was previously known as Belapuri.

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