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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
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CHIDAMBARAM

The Supreme Intelligence dances for the purpose of removing our sins. By these means our Lord (Father) scatters the darkness of illusion (Maya), burns Karma, and stamps down evil".

In this dance, Siva is only two-handed, and the co-operation of the gods is implied in their position as chorus. There is no prostrate asura under Siva's feet.

**The other four sacred places for such special worship of Lord Siva as the four other elements are Kanchi as Earth,
Tiruvanaikkaval as Water, Tiruvannamalai as Fire and Kalahasti as’ Wind.

**At Kalahasti, there are five oil lamps inside the sanctum sanctorum, but the flame of one oil lamp will always be flickering even when no breeze of wind is to be felt inside the room. Ibis indicates the presence of Siva as Wind.

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