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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
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KUMBAKONAM

When the child grew up, she used to take morning ablutions along with the Sage in the Lotus tank. On the northern bank of the tank there used to be heavenly flower plant Parijata. Beneath it they used to engage in meditation. Later, the Vaideeka Vimana, which was amalgamated with Pranavakara Vimana, separated, and Lord Vishnu appeared in that Vimana before Sage Hema and his daughter Kamalavalli on Makara sankrama day in the month of Tai (January-February) in Rishabha Lagna.

The fulfil the grace shown to Saga Hema at Mount Meru to be his son-in-law, Vishnu took a physical form and Sage Hema performed the ceremonial rites of offering his daughter to Him in the same Lagna. So this place is known as Kalyanapuram (Kalyanam means marriage). As it was Devi Lakshmi who came to Kumbakonam first and Mahavishnu came afterwards to marry her, it has become the established tradition of the place to pay respects to the Devi first and to the Lord only afterwards. All devotees first offer worship to Kamala- valli and then to Lord Sarangapani. This place is also known as Devalokapattanam, Kshetrasaram, etc.

On account of some misunderstanding, Lord Sudarsan and Surya once started fighting. Surya was defeated and lost his brightness. To regain his lost lustre, Surya came to this place and performed penance.  After many years of arduous penance, Surya pleased Lord Sarangapani and got back his original brightness. So this place is also known asBhaskarapuram.

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