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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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KANCHEEPURAM

This is how Yathoktakari the Lord, who was ever so ready to abide by the wishes of the devotee, the Azhwar, proved it by his action. The first and foremost of the Dravidian saints, Poigai Azhwar (1017 - 1137 A.D.), was born in the immediate neighborhood of this temple and sang in praise of the Lord. 

Vilakkoli Perumal Temple:

Mahavishnu is here given the name of Deepa Prakasa or the Lustre of the Lamp. It is said that once Saraswati put a question to her husband Brahma: "Who is greater, Lakshmi or P" Brahma quickly replied that Lakshmi was surely the greater of the two. This unpleasant reply by her own consort made Saraswati goes away from her husband. Brahma, who was then preparing for a big sacrifice, wanted her to take her due place in the sacrificial rites as prescribed in the scriptures. But Saraswati declined. Brahma became adamant and carried on the preparations himself all alone. Saraswati put many obstacles in the way but Lord Vishnu himself appeared in several forms and nullified the hindrances. 

Once the whole place of sacrifice became pitch-dark, when Mahavishnu appeared there and his lustre illuminated the place. This incident made Saraswati realize that if the omnipotent lustre or the light of God is present, others could cause no darkness.

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