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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

VEDARANYAM

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One night, the black figure of Veerahatti appeared before Rama and terrorized him. On the next morning, Rama approached Vasishtha who advised him to do as already directed by the oracle. Then Rama proceeded to Vedavana accompanied by Sage Vasishtha, Shatrughna his brother, and Sita. On his reaching the place, the Veerahatti made a roaring noise.

This made the Vinayaka stationed there on the West Side and facing the east turn to the west from which direction the sound was coming. He raised his legs to deal a terrific kick to the intruder, the ghost following Sri Rama, and gave a Hoonkara. The Veerahatti got terrified and stood dumbfounded. On the spot where the ghost stood, a stupa has beenconstructed, which is almost obstructing the entrance from the western gate.

From the outer prakaram to the stupa inside, a stout bamboo is placed to obstruct the Pilgrims going that way. It is said that if anybody by mistake goes round the stupa the Veerahatti ghost will follow him.

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