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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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Bengal

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Somanatha

KANCHEEPURAM

Chitraguptaswami Temple:

A temple dedicated to Chitragupta is very rare in the country although he records all actions, good or bad, of men. Every Hindu who believes in Karma very well knows him. The legend connected with his birth goes that once Parameswara sitting with Parameswari thought that it was necessary to record good and bad deeds of men and devas and therefore requested Parvati to bring a golden slate in order to draw the picture of a man. When the picture was drawn Parameswari requested Lord Siva to give life to the picture. Accordingly Siva brought life to the picture and Chitragupta was born. Lord Siva assigned him the portfolio to record the good and bad deeds, both mental and physical, of men and of the angels. Indra had no son and his consort Indrani prayed to Lord Siva to bless him with a son. Siva was pleased with the penance of Indrani and told her that she would beget a son soon. Then he asked Chitragupta to take birth as a child of Indrani.

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