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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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TIRUMULLAIVAYIL

The temple is constructed in such a fashion that it looks like an elephant lying down, i.e., Gajaprishtha. The processional deity is not on his Rishabham as usual. As Siva thought that Tondaiman might cut his own head for 1having wounded a Siva Lingam, the Lord came rushing, followed by Parvati. In this hurry Parvati went and stood on the right side of Siva, instead of on the left side. Rishabham also came in a hurry and stood beside Parvati. This is a very peculiar placing, and is not seen in any other temple.

Sri Sundaramurti Nayanar lost his eyesight at 'Tiruvottiyur, consequent on his breaking his promise to his devoted and chaste
mistress Sankili. He regained it only at this temple and in his extreme happiness he has sung in praise of this Siva Lingam, calling him as Pasupata. At this temple two Deepalakshmi are seen near the Dhwaja - stambha in front of Siva and Kodiyidai Nayaki. They are so very beautifully dressed and exhibit different hair dressing styles of the past.

There is also another beauty in thistemple. Vinayaka has got five heads and 10 hands. He is called Panchamukha Vinayaka. At the entrance to the temple there are two inscriptions one of which relates to an endowment of Sri Pachayappa Mudaliar, who donated the income from his lands, amounting, to 3000 varahans, for the midday puja of this temple.

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