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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

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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
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SRIVILLIPUTHUR

During his absence, his daughter Goda used to wear the garlands on her tresses, unnoticed, and observe the reflection of her face in well-water in order to adjudge whether she looked beautiful and whether she would be a suitable consort to Lord Vishnu. That well is still preserved in the precincts of Andal's temple, with iron raili- ngs covering the top.Mirrors were probably unknown then.

Decorating herself with the garland and looking at her own beauty in the well became a routine with Goda in the absence of her father. But one day, her father returned while she was doing so and was surprised to see that his daughter had worn the garland prepared by him for Lord Vishnu and was looking at her own reflection in the well. This act shocked Vishnu Chitta, as offerings to God should be clean and holy, unused by anybody, and fresh from Natures lap.

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