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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

MYLAPORE

Introduction

The temple of Lord Kapaleshwarar is one of the ancient Sivasthalas of the South situated in the city of Madras. It is here that Tirujnana was installed in this temple and worshipped by lord Brahma and given the name of Kapaleeswarar. Once Brahma out of vanity and pride remained aloof and did not pay respect to Lord shiva and Parvati Devi, when he met them at Mount Kailas. Lord Siva flew into a rage and prinched off one of Brahma's heads on order to teach him a lesson. Brahma got frightened, felt sorry for what had happened and came to Mylapore to worship the Lord. He installed a Sivalingam and conducted penance. As lord Siva took away one of the heads, i.e., kapalams, of Brahma, the Sivalingam installed here came to the known as Kapaleeswarar.


Author : R.K.Das

 

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