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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

TIRUVANMIYUR

The moment the cow stepped in this place, which was a forest, it got a spiritual revelation. It found a Shivalinga in a bush in the forest and daily poured its milk on the linga. This went on for a long time. One day King Sadayur, in the course of his hunting expedition, chased a lion, which disappeared, in a dense forest. There, the wild cow challenged the lion and killed it. When King Sadayur came to know of this phenomenon, he went in search of that wonderful cow.

After noticing it in a bush, he sent an arrow at it. The cow immediately jumped out of the place. In that act, the hoof of the cow unintentionally hit the Shivalinga. The cow felt extremely distressed for the sin of neglect and wanted to atone for it. But Lord Siva, full of grace, came out of the linga and said, "I look upon you as my son Skanda", and lifted the curse on the wild cow which became Kamadhenu immediately.

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