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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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Temples & Legends Of India
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Somanatha

UPPILIAPPAN KOIL

In this temple there is a beautiful image of Krishna as a child, sleeping on the couch of Adisesha, the thousand-headed serpent, holding in his right hand the toe of the right leg raised tip, as is usual with all children.

There is also a sacred tank known as Ahoratra Pushkarani. The legend gives an account of a brahmin, Devasarma, in the lineage of Bharadwaja Maharshi, who was a learned youth. He loved the daughter of Jaimini passionately and made violent overtures to her. She cried aloud, Jaimini came to the scene and, noticing the offence, cursed the brahmin boy to become a Krauncha bird.

The boy begged for pardon, falling at the feet of the Rishi. Being moved, the Rishi asked him to go to Markandeya Kshetrarn on transformation as a bird and to cling to a branch of the banyan tree on the bank of the tank. He told him that in due course there would be a cyclone and the branch would fall into the tank. When the sacred water fell on the bird, it would get redemption.

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