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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

DHARMAPURI

Excepting a blind man of 93 years, a washerman by caste engaged in temple services, nobody else was available. The
old washerman was requested to describe the particular featuresof Manavala Perumal and the description given by him tallied
exactly with that already given by the old man who brought the idol.

The washerman further said that he could distinguish the ablution water of the original Manavala Perumal by its special taste.
Water after ablution of the two deities was brought separately to the washerman and, on tasting the ablution water of the newly
brought, idol, he felt it to be of the real taste as he had tasted in the past and', in great joy, he went on uttering, is our Perumal, this is our Perumal".

After this Manavala Perumal was taken to the original place in old temple and since then he is known with the new name Nam
Perumal, meaning Our Perumal. As Nachiyar, the Goddess, had reappeared, was installed at her appropriate place by the side of Nam Perumal. With the advent of the original deities, a separate temple was structed in the northwest corner for the Mogul princess.

 

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