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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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The Devas headed by Indra got terrified at the austerities of Vishwamitra and felt their position shaky. They called Tilottama, the
celestial nymph, and directed her to go to Vedavana and seduce Vishwamitra. She came down to Vedavana and appeared before Vishwamitra, beautifully dressed and tuning the Veena, on her way to Manikarnika for bath. Vishwamitra called her and made her understand that he was not aspiring for the status of a Deva and that his austerities were conducted for the attainment of the powers of a Brahmarshi, and directed her to take the fact to the notice of Indra.

He added that if she persisted in her stay there he would not hesitate to curse her. But Tilottama thought that, if she returned to Indra without carrying out his orders, he might curse her. She therefore took the form of a female deer and was moving about hither and thither around Vishwamitra’s hermitage. On his way to worship the Lord of Vedavana, the Sage saw the deer and knew that it was Tilottama, and cursed that she should ever be roaming about as a deer. From that day, she roamed about the forest as a deer and underwent several hardships. Feeling tired, she drank the water of the Vedanadi and attained her original form. She bathed in the three holy waters and worshipped the Lord of Vedavana and went to heaven by his grace.

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