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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

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Tiruchirapalli Tiruvanaikkaval
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Mannargudi Vedaranyam
Tirunallar Karaikal
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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

The Kamakoti Peetham is enshrined in the Sri Chakra just in front of Sri Devi and all pujas and sacrifices are offered to the Sri Chakra. It is said that Sri Devi after giving protection to the Devas enshrined herself in the Sri Chakra in Sookshma (subtle) form. There is a great concavity to the right of Sri Devi. It is said that Sri Devi appeared through the great concavity called Bilakasa to save the Devas from, the Asuras. Sri Adi Sankaracharya installed the Kamakoti Peetham in this shrine and he is said to have remained here for the rest of his life on earth. The Sri Chakra is placed in front of Sri Devi. The Chakra is a disc wherein sacred Mantras have been written. The image of Sankaracharya is worshipped in the temple.

The association of Sankaracharya with Kamakshi temple is that Kamakshi was under divine wrath and she in the form of Goddess Kali was moving out at nights and creating havoc in the city. People became alarmed. Sankaracharya who prayed devotedly to Kamakshi appeased her wrath and extracted a promise that she would not go out to the town without his permission. Even now whenever processions of Kamakshi are taken out from the temple, they are halted before the shrine of Sankaracharya with the intention of getting permission from him to go outside the temple, in a true spirit of fulfillment of the promise once given to Sri Sankaracharya by Kamakoti Amman.

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