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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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Somanatha

TIRUPPATIRIPULIYAR

There is the Sivakarai Tank, the tank dug out by Lord Siva Himself for the benefit of the earthly beings to wash off their sins. There are other holy tanks also, Dikpalaka, Dakshinapinakini, Kedila, Palodai, etc.

Nearabout these Teerthams, there is a forest known as Kannivanam (Kanni means virgin and Vanarn means forest), where the Virgin Mother had to undergo penance and wherein the shrine of Lord Pataleeswara is situated. Devotees, who worship in the temple after taking bath in the above tanks, attain salvation.

When Suta Muni said that Goddess Mother Uma had to do penance at Kannivanam, it aroused curiosity in the minds of the sages to know the reason why Goddess Mother had to come to the earth for meditation. Suta Muni narrated the incident.

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