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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
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Tamilnadu

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Somanatha

SAKTIMUTTAM

Undaunted by this appearance, Peria Nayagi gladly embraced Siva in the form of fire. Soon Siva revealed himself. The idol of Peria Nayagi embracing and kissing the Siva Linga is worshipped in this temple. 'The place is known as Tirusakti Muttam, the place where Sakti gave a kiss to God (Tiru means sacred, Sakti means Goddess Mother and Muttam means kiss). The Lord is known as Saktivaneswarar and Teepizhambeeswarar.

A legend connected with this temple is that Appar begged Siva to place his (Siva's) leg on his head and bless him. But Siva
appeared and told him: "I shall show you my feet here and you come to Nallur where I shall satisfy your desire". Even today on one Balipeetham, Siva's footsteps are seen.

This place is also known as Saktivanam meaning the forest where Sakti (Goddess) did penance. The Goddess is also known in this temple as Brihannayaki.

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