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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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TIRUKKADAIYUR

The passage can still be seen to a depth of 20 steps. The Sivalingam originally worshipped by Sage Markandeya is still to be seen very close by.

It was ascertained by astrological calculation by his father Sage Mrikandu that his son Markandeya would live only for 16 years. The day of his attaining the 16th year was not far off. Markandeya could not go out as he was afraid that if he went to Banaras, Yama might catch him on the way.

He prayed to God for help to avert this. To his prayer the Lord consented by bringing Ganges to Tirukkadaiyur. Along with it, a flower plant known as Pinjilam (almost like jasmine) was also received, which was planted here and which forms the Sthalavriksham now.

 

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