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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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When Menaka was once on her way to the river Amaravati after holy bath in the Vedavana, she happened to see Vishwamitra, fell in love with him and approached him. The Sage grew wild and ordered her to get away as he had then taken up the vow of Brahmacharya and as such should not even behold the face of a woman. Menaka felt disappointed, grew angry and cursed him to become old. Vishwamitra also cursed her to the same effect. Menaka bathed in the Vedateertha. Again and got back her original form.

Vishwamitra also did so and attained handsomeness, equal to that of Kamadeva and, further, reciprocated Menaka's love. They loved each other, enjoyed life and brought forth the famous Shakuntala. They visited many places. During this period Menaka narrated the stories of so many kings and sages who bathed in the Vedanadi and attained salvation. After having lived long with the sage, she left for Amaravati. Thereupon, Vishwamitra returned to Vedavana and resumed his austerities.

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