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Temples & Legends Of Tamilnadu
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Introduction Kanyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam Maruda Malai
Suchindram Nagercoil
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Srivaikuntam Nanguneri
Krishnapuram Tirunelveli
Papanasam Sankaranayinar Koil
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KANCHEEPURAM

But Chitragupta informed Lord Siva that Indrani was destined to have no issues in that birth. Then Lord Siva sent his Kamadhenu to Indra and asked Chitragupta to go and enter the body of Kamadhenu with his Sookshmaroopam and to take birth as Chitragupta. He did accordingly. Kamadhenu' delivered this child on a Sunday in Chitra month. Indra brought up this child with all love and affection. There is another version also that Chitragupta is, the son of Sun God and Nila Devi. When Chitragupta went to Lord Siva, the Lord told him to go and work with Yama, recording the good and bad deeds of Devas and men. It is believed that Chitragupta is still doing the work.

This temple is common to both Vaishnavites and Saivites. Chitragupta is the Adhi-devata of Ketu Graha. When a human being dies, his soul first goes to Lord Yama where he sits in his hall of justice with ten judges. Chitragupta reads out the good and bad deeds of men in the court. This is his portfolio and it is believed that he always states facts faithfully. The sculpture of the idol in the sanctum bears a book of palmyrah leaves in the left hand and an iron style in the right hand to show that he records the good and bad deeds of human beings. Karnambikai is his wife. Chitra Pournami day, in the month of Chaitra, is the day sacred to him.

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