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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
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Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

TIRUVANAIKKAVAL

Every day at noon the Archaka (priest) of the Amman temple conducts religious rites in honor of the Lord, dressing himself as a
female. This done to perpetuate the fact that Parvati Devi once worshipped Siva here.  

It is said that Goddess Ahilandeswari was fierce with Ugra Kala and that Sri Sankara
diminished her ferocity by transferring it to earrings (tatankas) with which he adorned
her. He installed Ganesa, Her son, opposite to Her shrine so that She might look on with a beneficent eye. The right to adorn the Goddess with the tatankas i.e., make the tatanka Pratishtha, has been inherited from Sri Adi Sankara the Sankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Pitham. And is exercised him to this day.

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