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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

TIRUPPATIRIPULIYAR

The legend goes to show that at Kailas, the heavenly abode of Lord Siva, one day, Siva was in an exhilarating mood and asked his consort Uma to give him the pleasure of playing a game of chess. They went on enjoying the game. Uma won every time. It may bethat the World Father, Siva, purposely sustained defeat at the hands of His consort to heighten the pleasure of the game.

After several defeats, Siva tried to play a foul game in order to win, but Uma objected to this and retired from the game much annoyed. Siva requested her to play on, promising not to indulge in foul play again. Uma was not satisfied with the assurance and suggested that there should be an umpire to witness the game, preferably Mahavishnu. Siva readily agreed to this proposal. Maha Vishnu came and sat down as the umpire. Uma continued winning every time.

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