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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

In due course, the spider was reborn as the son of the Chola king Subhadeva and his queen Kamalavati. The boy was named
Kosenkannan (king of the red eye) and inherited his father's kingdom. He possessed the faculty of remembering his former births and constructed a temple of Siva near the White Jambu tree in the Sacred Elephant Grove where he, as a spider, had formerly worshipped the Lingam.

The legend connected with the, origin of this festival is as follows:

Once Lord Brahma became very proud about his position as the Creator of the Universe and fell in love with a beautiful girl whom he had created. Consequently he
began to lose his powers step, by step and all people created by him turned vicious and died an early death. Then Brahma came to realize the sin committed by him and reached this place to conduct penance and thus to wash off the sin. Lord Siva wanted to test the sincerity of Brahma in conducting the penance.

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