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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

VADAPALANI

While carving the stone for the image, the sculptor noticed a crack in a place where he had not touched with his chisel. He threw away the stone and started work on a second one. A crack was noticed in that also. This dejected the sculptor and he thought that he must have committed some sin before God. He had no other alternative except to pray to God for mercy, which he Aid. God appeared in a dream to the sculptor and told him that, before taking up the construction of God's idol, he should fast and observe silence for 40 days, and live on fruits and milk only.

The sculptor observed the discipline and then took up the work of carving the stone image of the Lord. In this attempt the work progressed very well without hindrance and soon the exquisite image of the Lord was carved out to the exact specification given to him. All and several others wanted to have similar images carved out by this sculptor for their temples on better terms of remuneration applauded the image.

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