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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
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
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KIRATAMARJARESWARAM

The legend goes that once upon a time Goddess Ganga represented to Lord Siva that persons take bath in her holy waters and dissolve their sins thus making her impure day by day. She wanted to get rid of the increasing burden of others' sins. Lord Siva consoled her that if she worshipped Kiratamarjareswarar at Gangaikondasozhapuram all the acquired sins would disappear.

The peculiar name made her inquisitive and she wanted to know the details of mystery associated with the Shivalinga. Siva explained that at Kailayangiri (Mount Kailas), Nandikeswara had two disciples named Kantha and Mahakantha. He sent his two disciples for fetching some flowers for worshipping Lord Siva.

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