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Temples & Legends of Tamilnad
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
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KANCHEEPURAM

He approached the Lord with the following words: "Wilt thou keep silent, my Lord of Kanchi, when our devotee Kanikannan is to leave the place and I myself have to go with him? Rather, Thou thyself should quit this place folding up thy snaky bed, taking it along." It is said that the Lord Himself at once left the place along with the Saint and his devotee. The whole Kancheepurarn grew dark as under a total eclipse of the sun, and everything became gloomy. The residents of Kancheepuram ran to the King's court and protested against his order. The King had to come down and approach Kanikannan with an apology. The divine party was by then halting on the outskirts of the city on the bank of the river Palar in a place, which to this day is known as Orikkai (Oru-iravu-irukkai) or the place where the Lord stayed for a night.

Kanikannan accepted the apology of the King and Saim Tirumazhisai desired the Lord too to retrace his steps, approaching Him with a prayerful song. The Lord heard his prayer and returned to the city, which immediately became bright as before. To commemorate this incident, a festival is celebrated to this day in the month of Tai (January - February) on the birth constellation Makham of the Azhwar.

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