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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

TIRUVOTTIYUR

To the amazement of all, the cow-dung bags were now full of pearls and diamonds, and gold was found in other bags. Overwhelmed with joy, Tiruvengadar ran into the house to see Marudavanar and embrace him. But alas! Marudavanar was to be found nowhere. Then his (Tiru - vengadar's) wife gave him a box stating that their son had given it to her.

The box was opened with great curiosity, but only an eyeless needle and a scroll of palmyrs were found in it. It was written on the scroll that even an eyeless needle would not accompany one to the next world. This simple truth opened the eyes of Tiru - vengadar. He then understood that everything in this world - father,mother and wife and children-is transient and hence it should be the aim of all to under - stand the nature of God and the way to reach Him. Immediately Tiruvengadar renounced all his earthly possessions and became a Sanyasin. Ever since, then he came to be known as Pattinathar.

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