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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

So this place is also known as Pinjilavanam. Even to this day the abhishekam to the Lord is done with the water from a well situated at a distance of half a mile from the temple. It is said that it is the same water, which had been stored from the day it was received by Markan- deya. Even if the water is brought from Banaras, it will not be used here. In
commemoration of this, during the month of Phalguni (March-April) a festival is observed, when the image of Markandeya is carried in procession to the well.

At the time when Markandeya was to die he was clasping the Sivalingam of Tirukkadaiyur. Yama threw the noose for catching hold of Markandeya, which encircled the Sivalingam also. Siva got annoyed, and assuming the Samhara- swarupam with trident in hand,
killed Yama.

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