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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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TIRUVANNAMALAI

Under orders from Lord Siva, Parvati came to Ekambara Kshetra near Kancheepuram, made a Siva Linga of sand and 'started penance.

To test the sincerity of Parvati, Lord Siva ordered Nature to cause a flood and a heavy storm near the place where Parvati was worshipping the Linga. The, place all round was surrounded with water and with a view to save the Shivalinga from flood, Parvati clasped it to her heart. As she pressed the Lingam made of sand, the impression of Parvati's ornaments on her bosom fell on the Shivalinga, whereupon an unknown voice uttered that Parvati's prayers were perfect and that she should go next to Arunachala Hill, the hermitage of Maharshi Gautama, and worship there.

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