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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

TIRUVANAIKKAVAL

THE ORIGIN OF APPU LINGAM

Once Devi Parvati had a doubt and approached Siva for clarification. He directed her to conduct penance at Tiruvanaikkaval, Accordingly, the Devi came to this place and made a Lingam out of water particles and commenced worship. So, the Lingam is known as Appu Lingam (Water Lingam) and even today water can be seen oozing out of the Lingam when the Kaveri or Coleroon is in flood.

Lord Siva at last gave darsan to Parvati and cleared her doubts. He told her: "Just as a dancer dances before his disciple to train him in that art, so also, we first a family life to teach people how they should live as husband and wife; and then, we led the life of ascetics to teach the people   how they shot worship the Almighty to get salvation at the end."

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