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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
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Temples & Legends Of India
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Somanatha

DARBHASAYANAM

These hairs were washed ashore by the waves and took root and are known as Darbha grass.Others say that while happily
drinking Amrita (Ambrosia) which they got extracted after infinite struggle from the Sea of Milk, the Gods let fall a few drops of the nectar on this grass. The sanctity
attached to this grass is apparently due to the contact with celestial nectar. Then again, others assert that it was produced at the time when Vishnu took the form of Mohini and was distributing Ambrosia to
the Gods. 

The vessel containing the nectar was supported on Mohini's hip and when she
moved playfully to enchant the Asuras a few drops fell on the earth, which took root and developed in the form of Darbha grass. Be that as it may, Darbha grass is looked upon as part of Vishnu Himself. An annual festival instituted in honor of the
sacred Darbha grass is celebrated on the eight day of the Moon in the month of Bhadra (September) and is called Darbha
Ashtami. The grass is used on all sacred occasions during the performance of propitiatory rituals in honor of gods and one's ancestors.

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