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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
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Tiruchirapalli Tiruvanaikkaval
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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
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TIRUPPATIRIPULIYAR

Another legend connected with this temple is that once upon a time there was a saint by name Mangana Rishi at Pushkara
Kshetram. He was a great devotee of Siva. While gathering flowers and fruits from thorny plants, Mangana Rishi got many
scratches over his body. He felt some sweet-smelling liquid oozing out of the scratches, possibly a result of his sincere devotion.

He became proud. He was so much elated that he started dancing. Mangana Rishi jumped so high, with the vain thought of having attained something supernatural, that his leg hit the head of a Shivalinga. Siva cursed him to become a hare. The sage in the form of a hare performed penance afterwards at this place on the advice of Lord Siva Himself and at last got salvation. Under similar circumstances Upamanu was cursed by Devi Uma to become a hare.

After he prayed to the Lord and Devi at this place he got salvation at the end.
The original Patiri tree is dead and gone but the trunk is still preserved in the temple precincts. To protect it from the ravages of
nature and insects the stump of the tree is copper-plated. By the side of the tree, there is a small shrine dedicated to Goddess Parvati, where no idol is to be seen, but only the pedestal over which Parvati probably used to sit and merge in communion with Lord Siva.

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