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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

TIRUVANNAMALAI

Another version about the Hill is this. Once Parvati, the consort of Lord Siva, sportingly closed the eyes of Siva for a short while (nimisha). The eyes of Lord Siva are the Moon and the Sun and the Fire. As Parvati obstructed the vision of the eyes of Lord Siva, the sun, the moon and fire could not perform their duties. As the nimisha of Lord Siva is equivalent to several years in worldly computation, the clock of time had to be set back, which led to miscalculations and upset all natural laws.

Many sages approached Lord Siva and Parvati and acquainted them of the situation. Lord Siva reprimanded Parvati that she, being the Creator and Mother of this Universe, should not have done this and the only remedy for it was to do penance (Prayaschitta).

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