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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

The tradition says that once a blind man who came here to pray to Lord Muruga (Subrahmanya) got back his sight when he worshipped first the Vinayaka here, and since then the Vinayaka came to be known as Netra, Vinayaka (Sight-giving Vinayaka- Net means eye). There are many small shrines in the prakaram, dedicated to Agastya, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Visalakshi and other deities of le importance.

In one corner Subrahmanya under the name of Sabha has been enshrined with Devayanai. This is the only place where
Subrahmanya can be seen with Devayanai alone. Swaminatha is also known as Jnana Pandita, Jnana Desika, Gurunatha, etc., as he initiated his father into the significance of the Mantra.

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