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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
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

TIRUNALLAR

Tirunallar temple was known as Adipuri in the Krita Yuga; in the Treta Yuga. It was known as Darbharanyam; in Dwapara it was known as Vedapuri and in the Kali it is known as Naleswaram.

Once when Pundareeka, the Lord Creator, was traversing round the Universe, he came across a beautiful Shivalinga in
Darbharanyam. Feeling very happy by that sight he mentally worshipped it and built a temple decorated with nine different kinds of precious stones.

He further dug a tank with a holy stick and it is known as Brahma Danda Teertham. The tank gained sanctity as it was created by divinity. Following suit, other devas like Indra and others in their turn created holy tanks and charged the water with mystic power of healing the diseases of mankind.

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