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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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KANCHEEPURAM

The sacred tank in the temple is called Pancha Ganga. Tradition says that when a grave was dug to bury Bandhasura, a new Asura came out and fought against the Devas. Iswara therefore deputed two of his Ganas who drank the blood of the Asura and put an end to the increasing number. But the two Sivaganas lost their divine qualities and became brutal and marched on Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu took pity on them and giving darsan standing, sitting and sleeping made them again regain their good heart. The two Ganas realised their folly and regretted their misdeeds. Iswara then released five torrents of Ganga from his five tresses and made the two Ganas bathe in the. Pancha Ganga to wash off their sins. These two Sivaganas are still serving as Dwarapalakas. The temple covers an area of 4 acres and 16 cents. The annual festival takes place in the Tamil month of Masi (February-March). On the 9th day, the Silver Car festival is held. Poora Nakshatra in the Tamil month of Aippasi (October - November) is the birthday of Sri Devi when special abhishekams are conducted.

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