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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

CHIDAMBARAM

The rishis grew angry and tried to destroy the pair. They raised a sacrificial fire and raised a tiger from the fire, which sprang at
Siva. Siva pealed off the skin of the tiger and wrapped it round his waist. Then again the Rishi’s sent a poisonous serpent and Siva tied it round his neck. Then the rishis sent against Siva an Apasmara Purusha, Muyalaka, whom, Lord Siva crushed by pressing him to the ground with His foot. 

At this, the rishis confessed defeat and Siva started to dance before all the gods and rishis. Lord Adisesha heard the description of Siva's dance at Darukavanam, from Vishnu and requested Vishnu to allow him to witness the dance himself. Vishnu agreed to this. Adisesha performed penance and prayed to Siva to allow him to see the dance.  

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