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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
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Temples & Legends Of India
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Himachal Pradesh
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Somanatha

TIRUKKADAIYUR

A dead body is considered inauspicious and more so inside the temple precincts. When the corpse of Yama was lying near Siva, the head attendant, Kundodara, attempted to remove the corpse from the presence of the Lord. The image of Kundodara in the action of dragging the dead body is to be seen at the pedestal of Kalasamharamurti, which is encased in silver covering, which is removed on request, for getting clear vision.

As Yama was dead, there was none to bring about the death of the persons inhabiting the earth. Life prolonged with the
continuous creation. The equilibrium was upset and mother Earth complained to Brahma of the increasing pressure of weight of the Universe. Brahma said that he had no power lo stop creating. They went to Vishnu. He said: "We will go to Lord Siva.

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