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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

SWAMIMALAI

It is in keeping with this legend that the shrine of Subrahmanya is built on the hillock and that of Siva below the mound.
There are three beautiful gopurams in the temple, on the eastern, Western and southern sides. The gopuram on the southern side is the biggest of all and is known as Rajagopuram, The temple measures 300 feet by 296 feet and there are three prakarams.

Lord Siva enshrined at the foot of the hillock is known as Sundaresar and the Devi is known as Meenakshi. Once the Pandya king, Varaguna Pandya, who was ruling the country with his capital atMadurai, undertook a pilgrimage to Tiruvidamarudur to wash off Brahmahatti (Brahminicide) Dosha. On the way he halted at Swami- malai.

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