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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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Temples & legends Of India
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MADURAI

The present Tamil Sangarn of Madurai was established in 1901 and is still considered to be the highest Literary Society of Tamilnad. Their approval of any literary work of an aspiring writer of Tamilnad is the hallmark of excellence.
Inside the temple walls there is a sacred tank with golden lilies. It is said that Indra worshipped Lord Sundareswara with the
beautiful flowers. He bathed in this tank for washing off the sin of Brahmahatya or Brahminicide and worshipped Siva with the
lilies growing in the tank. Since then the water of the tank is considered to be very sacred and it is believed that it can wash away even deadly sins.

Pilgrims generally bathe in the tank before going to worship the deity. Those who do not take bath at least wash their feet and hands in it before entering into the sacred sanctuary in the inner precincts. There are stone steps leading to the water level and spacious corridors where the devotees perform religious ceremonies surround the tank. Surprisingly, there are no fish and frogs in the tank.

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