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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

UPPILIAPPAN KOIL

For fulfilling this desire, he immediately decided to start severe penance. He lived on only roots of trees, took holy bath thrice a day in the near-by Teertharn and performed tapas sitting beneath the Tulasi plant. The penance continued for ages till Vishnu was pleased to direct Lakshmi to go there as a child, with the promise that he would come there in due course.

One day Lakshmi as a child appeared beneath the Tulasi plant. Markandeya found the child and enquired how she had come there, and who were her parents, etc. The child replied that she knew only that he (Markandeya) himself was her parent, relative, friend, etc. all in one. Saying this, she leaped on to his lap. Markandeya was intensely happy.

Markandeya brought up the child with great parental care and the child grew of age, when the desire of giving her in marriage
suitably engaged the mind of the Sage. Among sages, there was none who could be considered as a suitable match for her.

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