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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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Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
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DHARMAPURI

Sri Ashtabhujam Temple:

This is a peculiar temple where Vishnu is shown having eight hands. The Sthalapuranam says that when Brahma performed a yaga at Kanchi the Asuras gave him trouble. The Devas came to his protection. Vishnu came in the form of Narasimha and the Asuras ran away, but went on praying to Lord Siva to help them. Lord Siva came in the form of Sarabha, the fierce animal with eight legs. Seeing the Sarabha, Brahma prayed for help to Lord Vishnu who came with eight hands to defeat the Sarabha. In the same temple there is the idol of Varahaswami where Vishnu gives darsan with the face of a boar, his right leg touching the floor and his left placed on the head of the two males and female booded serpents. Bhu Devi is sitting on the left thigh of Sri Varahaswami who is holding her waist with the left hand and her feet with his right.

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