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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


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
Himachal Pradesh




The shrine is built on 3 huge blocks of stones which form its inner walls and on these walls are cut the relief sculptures, one of Siva and Parvati with child Subrahmanya and another of Siva as Yoga Dakshinamurthy with two Rishis. These two Rishis are the ones who at present visit the site as kites. A third sculpture on the southern wall represents Siva as Chandeswara and Nandikeswara. There is a huge Lingam in the centre of a cell, which is the central shrine at the top of the hill.

There are two routes to reach the top of the hill, one by steep steps and the other by moderately sloping steps. For the invalid or infirm Dollies carried by four persons are available on payment. Down the hill is situated a beautiful tank, known as Sankha Teertham in which Valampiri (right-turned) chanks, held as highly auspicious by Hindus, are said to appear once in 12 years. Possession of this right-turned chank is considered as an indication of good luck. Such chanks are very rare and if perchance found accidentally by anybody that incident becomes the turning point in the finder's life. These chanks are extremely costly too. A modest size chank usually costs five hundred rupees and a big size rarity is generally valued between 5 to 10 thousands.

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