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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

SANKARANAYINAR KOIL

The earth obtained from the ant-hill is said to have wonderful powers of healing any skin disease or abscess. This sacred earth is sold in the precincts of the temple in the form of globules.

Another feature of the temple is that the pilgrims make offerings of silver or copper cobras in a box kept in front of the shrine
(lingam), with the hope of getting rid of cobras and scorpions in their houses.

Similarly, in front of Goddess Gomati is to be seen a circular hole, 8 inches in diameter, with a design of Chakram, inside. The popular belief is that if any woman, suffering from hysteria or the influence of ghosts, performs penance for 48 days, i.e. one Mandalam, prayerfully sitting over the hole, she gets relief from her ailments.

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