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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
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Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
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Bengal

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Somanatha

TIRUKKADAIYUR

It is to be observed that the image of Kalasamharamurti has kept Yama under his left foot with the idea of releasing him. Had He desired to keep him- under His foot forever He would have kept under His right leg. Here the Lord warns Yama by show of his fore finger, just to remind him that, if at any other time, he takes away the life of his Bhakta who has smeared Vibhuti (sacred ash) and wears Rudrakshas (sacred beads), or any sacred devotees, he would be severely punished. Parvati, the Mother, consort of Siva,also witnesses the scene, standing by Siva's side.

This is a place frequently visited by people who pray for longevity. People in the temple premises celebrate Shashtiabda- poorti (60th birthday) and people in the temple premises celebrateSatabhishekam (80th birthday) functions.

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