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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
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TIRUVANAIKKAVAL

There is one school here with boarding and lodging facilities, conducted solely for teaching the Vedas. There are many Vahanams, some of which are made of silver. At the time of Canatic War, which took place in the 18th century between the British and the French, this temple and Lord Ranganatha's temple at Srirangam were used as forts.

Once, there was a cook in this temple named Kalamegam. He was an ardent devotee of Siva. One day, when he was sleeping within the temple premises, Devi
Akhilandeswari appeared before him and spat into his mouth the betel that she was munching. The cook immediately obtained
wisdom and went into poetic raptures. Later, he became a very great Tamil poet and earned a name as Kavi Kalamegam.

There are lands, buildings and groves belonging to this temple, which fetch an annual income of Rs. 10,000/- to the Devasthanam; the Hundi collections and other donations exceed Rs. 20,000/-
and the value of Vahanams, jewels and cars is estimated at Rs. 1,50,000/-. It is said that this place was visited by the three
great Tamil saints Tirunavukkarasar, Sambandar and Sundarar and by Adi
Sankara.

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