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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
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

MADURAI

On their departure the boy Gnanasam- bandha. did not like to return with them, but stayed at Madurai, alone. By then the spiritual awakening had dawned on him and he spent his time in worshipping Lord Sundareswara and Devi Meenakshi as a devout Sanyasi. One illustrious morning when he went to the golden lotus tank for ablution, he noticed a number of pious men besmeared with sacred ash and wearing Rudrakshas after bathworshipping the idol of God with devotion.

Jnanasarnbandha also liked to do so. But he had no idol of his own. So he prayed to Chockalinga, to give him one such. As the
mind's desire is reflected in the dream, that night God appeared in his vision and said: "Your wish shall be fulfilled. You will find in the north-eastern comer of the tank an image of mine for your worship." Accordingly, early next morning Jnanasambandha, with great eagerness, rushed to the spot indicated and plunged into the water. To his utter amazement and delight, he found the image of God as He appeared to him in dream the night before.

 

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