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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

DARBHASAYANAM

Tirupullani is a Tamil word. Tiru means sacred, Pula the great Sage named Pula Maharshi and Ani means forest the sacred
forest abode of Pula Maharshi. The other name of the place is Pullaranyam (pull-shrub of grass aranyam--forest: the forest of grass). This place is known by a
third name too, Darbhasayanam (Darbha means sacred grass Sayanam a bed to rest on the bed of the sacred grass to rest on).

This name alludes to the incident in Sri Rama's life when he took rest on the sacred grass during his penance, for three days and nights, in this particular place. The southern part of India in olden days was a vast shrubby jungle, infested with Demons who were always a great menace to the Saints and Sages in their pursuit after eternal truth. Sage Pula Maharshi started a penance sitting under a Banyan tree, for the deliverance of people from the persecutions of those Rakshasas. As a result, Mahavishnu appeared in his vision in the form of AdiJagannatha and declared that he (Vishnu), in his subsequent avatar as Sri Rama, would annihilate the demons and the wicked, and deliver the world from their cruelties. At the request of Pula Maharshi, Mahavishnu granted also the boon by which he agreed to reside in this sacred place and bless his devotees.

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