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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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Temples & Legends Of India
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Somanatha

TIRUVANAIKKAVAL

Long long ago, this place was a forest of Jambu tree (black-hearty trees) and one sage by name Sambu was doing penance. One day, a beautiful Jambu fruit (white variety) dropped before him and attracted his attention. The fruit appeared to be a rare specimen of exceeding sweetness. 

The Sage wanted to offer the fruit to Lord Siva. He immediately set out to Kailas with the fruit and offered it to Siva. The Sage also took a  portion of the fruit.Immediately a Jambu tree began grow in the Saint's stomach and, in course of time, the Sage was transformed into a big Jambu tree. The Sage became very happy and prayed
to Lord Siva that He should take his abode under the tree. There upon Lord Siva advised the Sage to go to the forest where he was conducting penance originally and continue his worship. The Sage did accordingly and at last, after many years of penance, got the darsan of Siva and his desire fulfilled. The Sthalavriksham is the Jambu tree.

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